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Fresh Deacs: Football Commits and Targets (2/4/14 Update)

College Footballs National Signing Day is just around the corner, are you prepared? Check out how the 2014 class has developed and find out some notable options for signing day.

Streeter Lecka

College Footballs National Signing Day is almost upon us, and we at BSD will keep you up to date on all things recruiting until February 5th. We will make updates as the information comes in and the 2014 class begins to come together. Coach Clawson and his staff turned the 2014 class around in a heartbeat, landing linebacker Zack Wary, two-sport stud Kameron Uter and tight end Devin Pike who flipped his commitment from Louisville. Offensive tackle, Justin Herron, also flipped his commitment from Rutgers to Wake Forest. The Deacs 2014 class is currently at 24 (if you count soft verbal of Terence Ricks). If you have any news on the recruiting trail feel free to discuss it here.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p>Pretty excited to announce that I will be playing football at Wake Forest <a href=";src=hash">#godeacs</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Paragon (@THEadamcenters) <a href="">February 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Film of Adam Centers winning a field goal competition to be named an Under Armour All-American.

Field Goal Competition To Play In Under Armour All-America Game (via Kohl's Kicking Camps)

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Football: Berkeley Prep kicker Austin Iglehart will sign with Wake Forest <a href="">@BPS_Football</a> <a href=";src=hash">#demondeacons</a></p>&mdash; Nick Williams (@NickWilliamsTBO) <a href="">February 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Austin's Film. Austin will be a preferred walk-on and will not take up one of the 85 scholarships.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rogers High LB Zack Wary has committed to Wake Forest <a href=";src=hash">#arpreps</a></p>&mdash; Paul Nielsen (@NWAPaul) <a href="">January 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wow. Rutgers loses another one - OL Justin Herron has flipped to Wake Forest... <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Chris Anderson (@CMAnderson247) <a href="">January 30, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder 2014 TE Devin Pike has flipped his commitment from <a href=";src=hash">#LVille</a> to <a href=";src=hash">#Wake</a>. <a href=";src=hash">#DeaconsIllustrated</a></p>&mdash; Deacons Illustrated (@WakeRivals) <a href="">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Well everything happens for a reason. I&#39;m glad to say that I am going to be a <a href=";src=hash">#DemonDeacon</a> next year!! I can&#39;t wait! <a href=";src=hash">#godeacs</a></p>&mdash; K. Uter (@kamuter4) <a href="">January 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Former <a href=";src=hash">#Toledo</a> commit, QB Travis Smith (Ithaca, Mich.) Has flipped his commitment from the Rockets to <a href=";src=hash">#Wake</a> Forest. <a href=";src=hash">#RocketNation</a></p>&mdash; Zach Harig (@ZHarig23) <a href="">January 27, 2014</a></blockquote>

Complete 2014 Sign and Target List

Name Position State Class Rivals ESPN Visit Date Commit Status Other Notable Offers

John Wolford




*** *** 1/17/14 WF 12/14/13 Penn St., Miss. St., ECU
Jaylan Barbour WR NC 2014 *** ***
WF 8/9/13 UNC, NCST, Duke, South Carolina, WV
Cortez Lewis WR/ATH AL 2014 ** *** 1/17/14 WF 1/19/14 Minnesota, Boise St.
Demetrius Kemp ATH/S/WR AL 2014 ** *** 1/17/14 WF 11/27/13 GT, Minnesota, Auburn, Boise St., Purdue
Isaiah Robinson RB NC 2014 ** *** WF 7/12/13 UConn, Louisville, ECU
A'lique Terry C FL 2014 *** *** 1/17/14 WF 10/15/13 Cincinnati, ECU
Nick Luedeke OL NC 2014 ** *** Early Enrollment WF 6/4/13
Ryan Anderson OL NJ 2014 UR UR WF 11/29/13
Terence Ricks RB/OLB VA 2014 UR *** WF 6/20/13
Jaboree' Williams LB FL 2014 *** *** Early Enrollment WF 5/30/13 Syracuse, Pitt, BC, UNC Wisconsin, WV, Illinois
Kalin McNeil OLB NC 2014 ** *** WF 7/16/13 ECU
Cameron Glenn FS GA 2014 ** *** WF 4/16/13 MSU, Syracuse, Iowa St. Indiana, Mizz, Purdue
DaiQuan Lawrence CB VA 2014 ** *** WF 6/4/13 Syracuse, UVA
Tyler Henderson ATH/RB GA 2014 ** UR 1/17/14 WF 1/20/14 Air Force
Lemar Harris QB/ATH NC 2014 *** ***
WF 8/16/13

RaShawn Shaw

DE/OLB FL 2014 *** **** 1/17/14 WF 1/22/14 Louisville, Arkansas, LSU, BC, Duke, GT, Indiana, Illinois, MSU, Miss St., NCST, Purdue, Rutgers, TN, WV,
Patrick Osterhage OL OH 2014 UR UR
WF 1/22/14
Kameron Uter WR GA 2014 *** **** 1/17/14 WF 1/29/14 Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Kentucky
Travis Smith QB MI 2014 *** *** 1/24/14 WF 1/27/14 Toledo
Zeek Rodney DT SC 2014 *** *** 1/24/14 WF 1/26/14 Syracuse, BC, Toledo
Thomas Dillon CB TX 2014 ** *** 1/24/14 WF 7/15/13 BYU, Fresno St., Colorado
Devin Pike TE OH 2014 *** ***
WF 1/29/14

Louisville, BC, UVA, Minnesota, Miami

Justin Herron OT MD 2014 *** ***
WF 1/29/14 Boston College, Rutgers
Zack Wary LB AR 2014 ** *** 1/24/14 WF 1/30/14 Arkansas, Oklahoma St., Boise St.,
Chris Knight DE MS 2014 ** NR 1/31/14 WF 2/1/14 Ole Miss, Kentucky, Indiana, TN, Ok St.

Adam Centers

K TX 2014 #3 Ranked #3 Ranked 1/30/14 WF 2/3/14 UVA
Austin Inglehart K/P FL 2014 UR UR
WF 2/3/14 (Prefered Walk on)
Willie Yarbary DT GA 2014 ** *** 1/31/14 WF 2/4/13 Indiana (former commit), Cincinnati
Tae Thibodeaux DT LA 2014 ** *** 1/17/14 None Harvard, Tulane, Nevada, Memphis
DeMarquis Gates OLB GA 2014 **** **** 1/31/14 Ole Miss (Verbal) Ole Miss, Kentucky, Indiana, TN, Ok St.


The 2014 class has really evolved since head coach Dave Clawson and his staff took over, as the Deacs were dead last in the ACC and in the mid-90's before the Grobe resignation. I have full confidence in Coach Clawson and his staff and believe the Deacs will have a top 50 class come signing day. On the defensive side of the ball the staff has their sights set on Gates and Thibodeaux both of which boast heavy offer sheets and would be among Wakes biggest signs.

As the class continues to take shape look for individual articles on the incoming players, and as always go Deacs!