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Deacon Dump 3/30: Wake football news, recruiting and more

For a Wake Forest dead week, there is sure plenty of news and info going around. If you haven't checked out the full recap of the Carolina Challenge or the Tyler Lewis interview, make sure to hit it up. There's a Bishop Daniels interview coming soon and more. Recruiting season is about to hit bigtime and we'll do our best to keep you up to date on everything that's going on. Here's today's linkage.

Report: Boston College fires Al Skinner
Boston College has fired men's basketball coach Al Skinner, The Boston Globe reported, citing school sources. Skinner, whose 247 wins are the most in school history, was informed of the decision on Monday, sources said, according to the Globe. A news conference was scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, according to the report.

Xavier's Pat Kelsey on Charlotte interview: 'Nothing happening' | | Cincinnati.Com
Although Pat Kelsey continues to garner buzz as a potential candidate for the Charlotte coaching vacancy, Xavier’s associate head basketball coach squelched rumors about an impending interview in a Monday text message. "Nothing happening," Kelsey wrote.

Five burning questions about the ACC Atlantic | Mr. College Football
5. Who will replace Riley Skinner as the quarterback at Wake Forest? Wake Forest had one of the best four-year runs in its history (33-19, three bowls, one ACC championship) which coincided with the career of Skinner, who left the Deacons with 9,923 total yards of offense in 49 career starts. "It sure is different not having Riley out there," said head coach Jim Grobe said Sunday. "One of the young guys has to step up but I think they miss him too." Hamm Sees Recruiting Heat Up
Jesstin Hamm has already visited Virginia and now will be going to another ACC school on Tuesday. He has been contacted by several other schools recently as well. "I will be going down to Wake Forest on Tuesday for practice," said Hamm. "I am looking forward to being on campus and seeing how they do things. I may take a trip to James Madison this week as well."

ACC All-Stars coming to WNC | | Asheville Citizen-Times
The Wake Forest contingent includes local guy David Weaver, the center who played at Owen High. Teammates Ish Smith, L.D. Williams and Chas McFarland are also expected to play.

It Is What It Is " A roundup of workout notes has confirmed that Wake Forest cornerback Brandon Ghee recently held an individual workout with the Patriots. The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder was a three-year starter for the Demon Deacons who somehow only came away with a single interception in his collegiate career.

Cowboys lining up pre-draft visits | Dallas Cowboys Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News
Penn State defensive end Jared Odrick, Wake Forest cornerback Brandon Ghee, Georgia Tech safety Morgan Burnett and Ohio wide receiver Taylor Price.

Wake Forest QB goes through pre-draft process | draft, forest, process - Sports - Burlington Times News
Skinner said the combine was worth it on many levels and he’s hoping the exposure he received leads to interest from an NFL team. His speed didn’t enhance his stock, though his accuracy throwing the ball and his savvy in game situations is something he’s counting on making a difference. "It takes only one team that that has to like you," Skinner said. "You don’t have to impress them all." Skinner didn’t throw many passes during the on-campus session for scouts. He said he chose certain routes that he could improve on from his throws at the combine.

Scrimmage doesn't answer Wake's QB questions - ACC Blog - ESPN
Another quarterback candidate, sophomore Ted Stachitas, missed the scrimmage with a strained hamstring. The Deacons' top three centers -- Russell Nenon, Whit Barnes and Chance Raines -- also missed the scrimmage with injuries. Garrick Williams handled most of the snapping duties Saturday. "I didn’t know linemen could get a hamstring [injury]," Grobe joked.

A few potential future stars in ACC country were on display at at Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge - ESPN
Bishop Daniels SG (6-2, 175) 2011, Raleigh, NC/Word of God Daniels was a phenomenal scorer throughout the day. He led all players with a 21.7 average over three games. It is evident that he has worked hard on improving his perimeter consistency; he is a high flying athlete that combines the ability of a spectacular finisher at the rim and a pure shooter from the 3-point line. If he continues this level of play he will be a hot commodity as a high level shooting guard.

McKie, Gbinije, McGee are first-team all-state | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Travis McKie of John Marshall, a two-time Central Region player of the year, has been selected to the Virginia High School Coaches Association Group AAA first team.

Jensen, longtime Guilford coach, dies
Jack Jensen, a legendary coach at Guilford College and a 1961 graduate of Wake Forest, died Sunday night, sources at Guilford said. In-Depth: Jabarie Hinds
While his family and friends have helped him along the way, Hinds also gives credit to another force -- his inner drive -- for helping to get him where he is at on the court. "I push myself to get better. I make myself get up and work out every day. I motivate myself to keep getting better and to never be satisfied with where I’m at. I always want to get better."