In addition to hosting the Virginia Tech Hokies, Wake Forest will also host a number of talented football recruits this weekend on Official Visits. Throughout this season, Wake Forest has displayed solid defense, paired with elite special teams. The offense has struggled, and Coach Clawson has been up front about needing a talent infusion on that side of the ball. Offensive line reinforcements are certainly coming, as the Deacs are currently redshirting five promising OL recruits from the 2014 recruiting class. It looks like overhauling the offensive skill position talent is the top priority for the 2015 recruiting class.
That process continues this weekend with a star-studded list of dynamic playmakers. Each of the four official visitors have the potential to make an impact immediately and eventually become all-ACC players. I don't think it's hyperbole to say this is one of the most important recruiting weekends in Wake Forest history.
Lawrence Cager - WR
Lawrence Cager is a 6'5" 4-star wide receiver who attends Calvert Hall College in Towson, Maryland. He is a high school teammate of Dionte Austin, who is a 4-star cornerback currently committed to Wake Forest. Cager also has Official Visits set up with Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Alabama and Ohio State. According to Rank by Offers, Cager is the #16 player in the country. Cager has been to campus twice already, including a camp this summer and a Junior Day in the spring. I give Wake credit for being one of the first schools to recognize his incredible ability and offer him. This huge target would step in and make redzone plays for the Deacs from day one.
You can follow him on Twitter @LC1era_.
Steven Claude - WR
Steven is a wide receiver out of Miami, Florida who originally committed to Wake Forest this past June. He is a high 3-star prospect who chose Wake over offers from Duke, Louisville, Syracuse, Vanderbilt and West Virginia. He had 40 receptions for 701 yards and 8 touchdowns as a junior. Claude absolutely has the potential to come in and play as a true freshman, though it's always possible Clawson will redshirt him. He's also an outstanding student, and has plans to become a doctor in the future.
You can follow him on Twitter @Gy_Lucky.
Nyheim Hines -RB
Nyheim Hines is probably Wake Forest's most coveted recruit in the 2015 recruiting class. Hines is a concensus 4* recruit, as 247 sports ranks Nyheim as the #6 running back in the country. He is such a special talent, and has put up numbers that are great even by video game standards. As a junior he ran the ball 299 times for 3,137 yards, and 49 touchdowns (according to MaxPreps). That's an average of 224 yards and 3.5 touchdowns per game! With offers from the likes of Georgia, Florida, and Ohio St, Hines would be an absolute game-changer. He would start immediately at a position where Wake Forest desperately needs talent.
You can follow him on Twitter @TheNyNy2.
Nyheim will be accompanied by another key Wake Forest recruit - Nyah Hines. Nyheim's twin sister is a coveted track athlete, and Nyheim has indicated that they would like to attend school together.
You can follow her on Twitter @Heart_Hines.
Tabari Hines - WR
Hines is a speedy slot receiver out of South Carolina, who is a 3-star recruit according to 247 Sports' composite ratings. He verbally committed to Wake Forest this summer. As a junior, Hines accumulated 55 receptions for 872 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns. He continues to impress during his senior season, and in my opinion is an underrated prospect. Tabari will lead Marlboro County against Myrtle Beach in a South Carolina AAA State Quarterfinal tonight before making the trip to Winston-Salem.
You can follow him on Twitter @aLivingLegend_8.
I encourage Wake Forest fans to get out to BB&T early, tailgate, support the seniors at their final game, show the recruits a great atmosphere and help root on the Deacs to victory.