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Deacon Dump 8/21: Kicker, WR, RB still not set...but some kids are making their case

After the second scrimmage, a bunch of questions were still not answered. But from everything Jim Grobe has been saying, this is a good thing. It is always good to have depth, and for the Deacs this year, that depth has extended to the kicker, WR and RB positions. There are a boatload of links today, so enjoy if you want to procrastinate a bit on a Friday afternoon.

My Take on Wake - Home | JournalNow.com
"He’s been the most consistent as far as depth on his kicks,‘’ Grobe said of Beam. "I’m excited about him. And the nice thing is he’s getting better. He’s been kicking the soccer ball the whole time, so he’s just starting to get comfortable kicking that football. I’ll tell you where Cline Beam’s gotten better is he’s kicking field goals better. The first couple of days of practice he was kicking kickoffs pretty good but his field-goal stuff was erratic. He was yanking balls left and right, mostly left. Now he’s starting to feel really comfortable. He’s driving through on his field goals and extra points.

Pleading His Case: Tight end Wooster wants opportunity to catch more passes for Wake Forest
As the roommate of quarterback Riley Skinner, senior tight end Ben Wooster has a decided home-field advantage over the other tight ends and receivers on the Wake Forest roster. Wooster admits he's not above lobbying Skinner to not go to sleep on him when it comes to finding a receiver. And even when Skinner does, Wooster has a backup plan. "Some of the wide receivers don't take too well to it," Wooster said with a grin. "I'm always playing tapes when he's asleep, telling him to throw the ball to me."

Schiller, Davis Named Preseason All-ACC - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
Seniors Raisa Schiller and Aileen Davis were named to the 2009 Preseason All-ACC team as voted by the league's head coaches.

NFL Player Props: Aaron Curry Early Favorite for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year? - Bodog Beat
If Curry does not live up to the hype or gets injured (he currently has a sore groin), Tyson Jackson (+700) of the Chiefs and B.J. Raji (+700) of the Packers will be ready to cash in. But if Curry’s first preseason game was any indication, this kid is ready to dominate.

Chat: Chat with Heather Dinich - SportsNation - ESPN
Well, Terence Davis had not played yet as a redshirt freshman, so who knows how much of an impact he would have had. The staff was looking for him to contribute, though. Chris Givens has been playing well at wideout. I still think they'll be ok and this allows Skylar Jones a chance to get on the field.

Four Downs: What Paulus starting means for the Orange, and more - Sporting News - College Football - Sporting News
No, actually, I'll jump at Wake Forest QB Riley Skinner, who I believe turns 35 at the end of the month. Or maybe it just seems like it should have taken 15 years to take the Deacons from being an afterthought to appearing in BCS bowl games and being a consistent factor in the ACC Atlantic. Skinner and some of the Deacon defenders the past few years deserve statues outside BB&T Bank Stadium in Winston-Salem.

WFU waits to pick running back
Almost two weeks into preseason practice, Coach Jim Grobe of Wake Forest has yet to determine who his workhorse running back will be.

Recruiting Report: River Hill's Kevin Johnson talks Wake pledge - Baltimoresun.com's Matt Bracken on University of Maryland, local and national recruiting news - baltimoresun.com
As Kevin Johnson sat in the stands of BB&T Field last spring for Wake Forest's spring football game, he couldn't help but think to himself, "I could see myself playing here." Earlier this week, Johnson acted on those thoughts and committed to the Demon Deacons. The River Hill cornerback picked Wake Forest over offers from Wisconsin, West Virginia, Syracuse, Minnesota, UConn, Akron, Kent State and Richmond. "It feels real good to get the whole process over with," Johnson said. "Now I can focus on trying to win a state championship."

Bohanon, Field Goal Kickers Shine in Second Preseason Scrimmage - WAKE FOREST OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE
"I thought we had good competition from the three running backs," said Grobe. "I really think the competition for the running back job starts with (the) Baylor (game). If any of them come out and are not practicing well, they could slide up or down. But it's hard to evaluate guys without tackling them. It's hard to move them up or down the depth. I think Coach Mitch feels good about all three, they'll all play in the first game if they're healthy. That's when the real competition starts for snaps. The better they play, the more snaps they'll get each week."

Wake Forest finds end zone often in scrimmage - CharlotteObserver.com
WINSTON-SALEM Fullback Tommy Bohanon rushed for two touchdowns, and three kickers combined to go 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts to lead Wake Forest in its second preseason scrimmage Thursday.

Harris lines up official visits > Palmetto Sports Recruiting News
6-9 Damontre Harris of Fayetteville, NC has scheduled four of his five official visits according to his coach Heath Vandevender. Harris will visit Wake Forest September 6th, USC September 18th, Maryland September 25th and Florida October 16th.

Panthers WR Moore learning from idol Smith

Q&A: Patrick Lucas- Perry
Lucas-Perry: I planning on going to Stanford. They are looking at me. Of course I'm going to visit Michigan and Michigan State also. and I'm planning on visiting Wake Forest.

Former Wake Forest assistant coach charged with soliciting child by computer : News-Record.com : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis
Very disappointing.

Vallos moves to the head of the O-line for Seahawks | The News Tribune

Deacs head into scrimmage with players emerging - ACC - ESPN
As Wake Forest heads into its afternoon scrimmage Thursday, it does so with several key issues still lingering before the Sept. 5 Baylor game. If the Demon Deacons get consistency at