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Deacon Dump 5/26: Farouq prepares for draft, Recruiting notes

As Rickman prepares to get some great recruiting info this weekend at the Tournament of Champions, I've rounded up some articles from the past week, including an update on Chip and Arnoux in New Orleans and a top point guard that will be on campus this weekend.  Enjoy.

New Orleans Saints' second-year pros Chip Vaughn and Stanley Arnoux eager to return to practice field | -
"I did make it through all the meetings the whole year, so I've got a good grasp of everything," Arnoux said. "We're not really like rookies since we were here for the whole year last year. It's like getting a redshirt season. We weren't able to practice, but we were in all the meetings learning everything and we know our teammates and they know us. So it was a great experience."

Things start picking up for Sousa, who has 11 offers with Wake Forest, Illinois additions – Florida Recruiting – Orlando Sentinel
Lake Nona quarterback Kevin Sousa (6-4, 217) received two more written college scholarship offers last week from Wake Forest and Illinois, bringing his offer count to a combined 11 offers written and verbal. His other written offers are from UCF, Middle Tennessee State, FAU and FIU. His verbal offers are from Bowling Green, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Duke and Tulane. 2012 OT Has a Dozen Offers
He says, "I got offered by Wake Forest." The 6-6 280 pounder continues, "Coach Lobo emailed my Dad and said he finally got off the road from recruiting and got a chance to watch my film. He liked it and said ge's offering me a scholarship."

Fox Sports Community - Fox Sports > goodmanonfox > Blog > GUEST BLOGGER: QUINCY MILLER
I'm not sure when I'm going to make a decision on where I'm going to go to college. Here are some of the schools who stay in constant contact with me and my coaches: Oklahoma, Memphis, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Texas, Syracuse, Duke, Baylor and ITT Tech.

NC State Wolfpack and Wake Forest Demon Deacons starting to close the gap in the ACC with their incoming classes - ESPN
Retaining assistant coach Jeff Battle after bringing in new head coach Jeff Bzdelik for Dino Gaudio was very important. By doing that, the Demon Deacons were able to retain their recruiting class, highlighted by J.T. Terrell (Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte). Travis McKie (Richmond, Va./John Marshall) is a high-energy player and excellent rebounder, who finishes well when he has a clear path to the basket. Wake Forest is bringing in a solid recruit at every position, and it is a tribute to Bzdelik for re-recruiting and capitalizing on Gaudio's excellent work.

Talkin' Soccer With Lyle Adams
"From the moment that I step onto the campus during my freshman year, I learned so much as a player and really began to develop at Wake Forest and this started from the Head Coach on down. Seattle Sounders FC, James Riley, was one of the reasons that he came to Wake Forest. We are a very tight family at Wake Forest and I’m always in communication with former teammates," said Lyle.

College-Baseball Roundup: Deacons win season finale
Wake Forest 8, Maryland 7: Ryan Lloyd hit a game-winning double with one out in the ninth inning, giving Wake Forest an ACC victory against Maryland yesterday at Wake Forest Baseball Park. The Demon Deacons finished the season with an 18-37 overall record, 8-22 in the ACC. Wake Forest won three of its last four conference series and six of its last eight games overall. Maryland ended at 17-39 and 5-25.

Winding down? Not Tom Coughlin; Q&A with the New York Giants head coach |
You recently signed Wake Forest quarterback Riley Skinner, a Bolles School graduate, as an undrafted free agent. What did you see in him, if anything, beyond being a developmental quarterback? We thought he handled himself very well. He handled the huddle well, he studied and was serious about his work. He did display a strong arm and an outstanding ability to learn, to pick things up very fast. He was obviously very smart. It wasn't a sophisticated glimpse of our offense that we gave him. But nonetheless, we gave it to the other quarterbacks that participated as well. We just thought he had proven himself, from his outstanding collegiate career, his poise, his arm strength, his mobility, we liked what we saw. We were very impressed.

Mock Draft Lottery |
Like the Kings, the Warriors were big losers in the lottery slipping two spots. Wes Johnson makes a lot of sense if he slips to them. Otherwise the team will likely decide between Aminu and Greg Monroe. Donatas Motiejunas will also get some looks here.

Aminu: Don't confuse lazy with laid-back -
Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu doesn't talk loud and his placid expressions broadcast an easy-going manner. Combine that with a style that is more fluid than rugged, and he sends out signals he doesn't intend. "Because I'm a real laid-back kind of guy, they think I'm real lazy," Aminu said at the NBA's draft combine. "Certain things come to me easy, and that makes people think I'm not going as hard as I can."

Not Your Mom's Player Profiles: Al-Farouq Aminu - Ridiculous Upside
Everything you wanted to know about Al-Farouq Aminu and MORE. SO MUCH MORE!

Chris Douglas-Roberts Has Jokes. And Jokes And Jokes And Jokes. - SB Nation
You can use her chin in the NFL to measure and see if the team got the First Down or not. Hahaha. "Looks like it's going to be 4th & inches!" She looks like the University of Wake Forest mascot.

Beau Dure: Why College Soccer Still Produces Pro Talent
And yet the college game persists, catering both to late bloomers and prospects who placed an emphasis on education. A handful of schools have produced a steady stream of MLS players. UCLA has 19 former players currently in MLS, Maryland 13, Wake Forest 12, Indiana 12 and North Carolina 11, according to Rick Lawes, the league's ace stat man. Pack Pride's Best Guess Recruiting List
3. LB Jared Barber...6-0, 220 pounds...Davie County HS, Mocksville, NC (Reed) Notes...Linebacker is clearly a focus for the NC State coaching staff in the class of 2011 and one of the first ‘backers to get a Wolfpack offer was Barber. As it stands currently, the Pack and Wake Forest lead the way and both appear dead even. Barber has befriended a couple of current NC State players and that could definitely help the Pack’s cause. It’s possible that a decision could come in the not so distant future. Basketball Recruiting - King James: Saturday
Playing very well for Florida Assault was Shane Larkin. Back in the state of his birth, Larkin had it working. The 5-foot-10 point guard was an absolute problem off of high ball screens either beating his man to the rim where he showed an ability to finish, or simply stepping back off the screen and making shots. Also Larkin showed an ability to finish in the mid-range using great body control. Beyond that he showed a much greater desire to defend. Basketball Recruiting - Nike EYBL: Davis on the rise
Jabari Brown (2011 Drew Gordon Soldiers)- There might not be a better shooter in the country. And don't tell Brown that the midrange jumper is a lost art (I don't believe that anyway and am tired of hearing that.). Brown will drain it from 10-feet just as easily as he will from 25-feet. Put Brown's stroke into his 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame and you have a five-star wing scorer.

Murray has sweet swing, naturally - Sports -
Murray, 16, entered that event ranked as the state's No. 1 junior golfer by the Carolinas Golf Association. Before he became a state champion, though, he had already accepted a verbal college scholarship offer to play for Wake Forest in 2012. He'll be considered for the Arnold D. Palmer golf scholarship, one of the most prestigious college golf scholarships in the country.

Leesville Road golfer playing in Rex Hospital Open -
Leesville Road's Grayson Murray is one of the top young golfers in the country and he is playing in this weeks Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield. Hinds Rehabs, Plans Trips
"I’m most likely going to go to Villanova the second weekend of June," he said. "…This weekend I’m going to visit Wake Forest."