Wake Forest National Signing Day: Defensive Backs

Grant Halverson

Wake Forest has signed every one of their 25 commits. Now it's time to provide a profile of each player. This article will feature the defensive backs.

Meet the four newest defensive back commits. Welcome to Wake Forest!

DaiQuan Lawrence (6-0/180) Western Branch (Virginia)

DaiQuan Lawrence is a top 50 cornerback according to ESPN and runs a 4.4 second 40 yard dash. Over his final two seasons at Western Branch, Lawrence recorded 50 pass break-ups. With his size and speed he has the ability to develop into a nice corner for us down the line. I anticipate Lawrence redshirting this year because Wake Forest will start two seniors at corner in Kevin Johnson and Merrill Noel, but expect him to have decent playing time by his redshirt sophomore season.

Thomas Dillon (5-11/173) Kinkaid (Texas)

Dillon continues the pipeline that Wake Forest has established in Texas. He has 16 career interceptions and possesses good football instincts. He does not appear to be the athlete that DaiQuan Lawrence is, but he does seem to have better instincts. He is another player who will benefit from a redshirt season.

Cameron Glenn (6-2/185) Stephenson (Georgia)

Cameron Glenn is rated as a top 30 safety by ESPN and record more than 150 tackles over the past two seasons. His stats and tape demonstrate that he is more than capable of helping out in run support. For his efforts he was named 1st-team All-Dekalb County. There are currently only three safeties on the roster and Glenn already weighs as much as senior Anthony Wooding, Jr. Wake Forest may convert a corner to safety, but if they don't then Glenn could very well see the field some this season.

Demetrius Kemp (6-0/182) Demopolis (Alabama)

Demetrius Kemp joins Wake Forest despite having recent interest from Auburn. Kemp also received serious interest from Minnesota and even took an official visit there. Kemp is listed as a defensive back, but is the very definition of an "athlete." Last season Kemp played running back, wide receiver, safety, and kick returner. He ran for more than 11 yards/carry and averaged more than 17 yards/reception. He also had 66 tackles, 4 interceptions, a safety, returned two kicks for touchdowns, blocked 3 punts and 2 PATs, and I think he also ran for governor of Alabama. Kemp is a player who you recruit now and figure out a position later. Because of his versatility it's possible he sees time on the field next year. Either way, it will be exciting to see where he ultimately plays.

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