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Deacon Link Dump 8/7: Wake picks up another football commitment and Katz has kind words

A few links to get through the waning hours of the workweek.

State of Florida quarterbacks making commitments in large number --

--Wake picks up a commitment from QB Ed Sullivan out of Florida, nice job Grobe and you made a great decision Ed.

Andy Katz's Daily Word: Offseason has been rocky, but don't count out Wake Forest Demon Deacons - ESPN
These defections would seem to indicate a cloud forming over Wake. But that's not exactly true. As the start of school creeps closer, there is a renewed optimism within the program that reports of Wake's demise are hardly the case. In fact, Wake head coach Dino Gaudio went as far as to say it's been "a great summer" in Winston-Salem.

Wake Forest sets preseason football practice times (Chatham Journal Weekly)
Wake Forest will begin preparations for the 2009 football season on Friday, August 7 at the Doc Martin Football Practice Complex on the Wake Forest University campus.

Baker tight end chooses Wake | | The News-Press
"Academically it's amazing and they're in the ACC, so their football is great, but once I went and saw the campus, it just blew me away," Garcia said.

Cornerstone: Deacons are expecting Ghee to be a big boost to a graduation-depleted defense
"Honestly, I need to graduate," Ghee said. "Education is a big deal with my family and me also. "I just think I've been here four years, and it's time to graduate and get my degree from Wake Forest. That's one of the reasons why I came to Wake, to get a degree."

Scouting Wake Forest - ACC - ESPN
Anyone who has counted out Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe in the past should have learned by now that the man can work some magic. The offense, though, won't need any of that.

News 14 | 24 Hour Local News | College | WFU's Grobe returns from Iraq with new look on game
"We were going over to support our troops, but I think we were more supported than they were when we came back," said Grobe. "You just felt really good about the commitment and sacrifice that our men and women in the armed forces are making for us to be free."