They say that football is won with the big boys up front. Meet the three newest offensive line commits. Welcome to Wake Forest!
Ryan Anderson - (6-6/270) The Hun School (New Jersey)
Ryan Anderson enrolled early at Wake Forest and spent this past season at The Hun School in New Jersey following his graduation from Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has good height at 6-6, but will need to add on weight as Wake Forest's starters were much closer to the 300 pound range last season. I highly anticipate a redshirt season.
Justin Herron - (6-5/285) The Bullis School (Maryland)
Justin Herron was previously committed to Rutgers University, but decided to change his commitment following his recent official visit to Wake Forest University. Herron did not begin playing football until his freshman year of high school, so it's incredible that he was able to earn scholarship offers from Wake Forest, Rutgers and Penn State in just a few short years. Herron is very impressive on film and it would surprise me if he is not a multi-year starter at offensive tackle for the Deacs. Herron will also benefit from a redshirt year, but the athleticism is there for him to be a very good player for Wake Forest. This was a huge get.
A'Lique Terry - (6-1/300) Hialeah (Florida)
A'lique Terry is a consensus top 15 center in the class and was named third-team all-state in Florida's Class 8A. He will most likely redshirt this season as Cory Helms was named an honorable mention freshman All-American this past season. If he redshirts, next year, that means he could be a starting center for us during his junior and senior seasons once Cory Helms graduates. Terry could also be moved to guard at some point during his career and play even earlier.
Patrick Osterhage - (6-4/280) Centerville (Ohio)
Patrick Osterhage was the last of the 2014 recruiting class to submit his national letter of intent, but that was due to a major snow storm in the state of Ohio. His high school ran out of the wing t formation and Osterhage blocked for a rushing attack that ran for more than 300 yards in every game except for one this season. I anticipate a redshirt season for Osterhage, but I would not be surprised to see him starting at guard by the 2016 season. Wake fans will be glad to know that he went to a Virginia Tech camp last summer and they liked him enough to offer him right there.