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Deacon Dump 7/22: J.T. Terrell transfers to West Charlotte, more football previews

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W. Charlotte gets Burlington star -
“He'll be one of the more prolific scorers in the state of North Carolina next year,” Telep said. “You pay that $5 and walk into a gym in Charlotte and you've got a guy who can potentially get you 40 every night.”

Success luring top recruits to Wake
The success is making Wake Forest a more appealing option these days for in-state stars. Proof of that came Saturday when A.J. Marshall made an oral commitment to the Demon Deacons.

Prep Insiders: West Charlotte picks up one of nation's best
West Charlotte High's basketball team will be getting a big boost next week. That's when James "Trigger" Terrell, a former Charlotte 49ers star, plans to enroll his son, J.T., at the school. J.T. Terrell played at Burlington Cummings last season. The 6-3 guard, who scored 52 points in a Bojangle's Shootout game last season, is ranked among the nation's best at his position and has committed to Wake Forest.

Q&A with UCF Coach George O'Leary: Knights' QBs, the BCS and more -
Sentinel: Did Brett Hodges [a Winter Springs standout who transferred to UCF after earning his bachelor's degree at Wake Forest] get an eligibility waiver from the NCAA? What kind of impact do you expect him to have on the team? George O'Leary: Brett got his clearance. He's in. What he brings is fieldmanship — just talking to him, as far as how quick he can pick up the offense. It's very similar to what Wake Forest is doing, everybody's pretty similar that way. I've been very impressed with his knowledge of the game and how quick he is to get along and know his players. I know the players have been out, they've been throwing the ball and stuff. He does what we need and stuff and just gives us more stability at the quarterback position.

Bird's the Word: Virginia Tech Hokies Top the 2009 ACC Rankings | Bleacher Report
Why they may go 9-3: Is any one willing to bet against Jim Grobe and Wake Forest anymore? Every time you doubt Wake Forest, they up and just beat you. Riley Skinner is one of the ACC's best quarterbacks, and the schedule is conducive to a fast start. Wake Forest only has one road game in their first six games, and that's a winnable one at Boston College.

Woods shows she’s not all about uncle » Knoxville News Sentinel

East-West boys basketball: West is best :
Wake Forest-bound C.J. Harris of Mount Tabor (11).

Summer Q&A: Kylie Hargreaves - News -
She said she's excited for her final year of high school and beyond. Hargreaves committed to Wake Forest in May, taking a great deal of pressure off of her senior year.

NBA's Hawks sign draft pick Teague

Ranking the ACC units: Offensive lines - ACC - ESPN
3. Wake Forest -- This should be a much-improved group, and deeper, especially with the return of Chris DeGeare, who missed last fall for academic reasons, at left tackle. Seven players with starting experience return to the offensive line and they have combined for 95 career starts. Russell Nenon, who moved to center after Trey Bailey broke his ankle last year, has solidified the position, and Jeff Griffin, who had been a starting tackle, is now comfortable at right guard. Barrett McMillin returns at guard.

Ranking the ACC units: Defensive lines - ACC - ESPN
7. Wake Forest -- Tackles John Russell and Boo Robinson will highlight a defense that recently bid farewell to some of the best seniors to come through the program. It should be one of the Deacs' most experienced groups in recent years, which is important considering the new faces behind them at linebacker. Defensive end Kyle Wilbur showed a lot of promise as a redshirt freshman with three sacks in only seven starts, and Tristan Dorty played in 10 games as a redshirt defensive end last year.

One Foot Down: OFD 2009 Preseason Preview- ACC Atlantic
Wake Forest- Jim Grobe consistently does more with less and has 9 starters back on Offense to include QB Riley Skinner. The Defense will be suspect with only 4 returning starters but 3 of them are on the defensive line. The Deacons have Baylor, Stanford and Navy out of conference which will all be challenging for them. If the defense comes together they could be bowl eligible and with Grobe doing his thing it won’t surprise me if they pull it off.

The Big 12's toughest nonconference games - Big 12 - ESPN
6. Baylor at Wake Forest, Sept. 5: Baylor should be much better than last season and the Demon Deacons should be a little down from last season. But Wake Forest still should be a challenge considering Jim Grobe's recent transformation of the Demon Deacons, who have posted a 14-5 home record in the last three seasons. Baylor's defense will have to play much better than last season, when it allowed scoring drives on Wake Forest's first three possessions in an eventual 41-13 loss in Waco.