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Wake Forest Football: Quarterbacks

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Spring practice has officially ended. Blogger So Dear will be evaluating each position and determining if any true freshmen could see time at the position.

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Wake Forest will have a new quarterback next season after the graduation of four year starting quarterback Tanner Price. Where does the depth chart stand now that spring practice is over?

Tyler Cameron- Tyler entered the spring as the clear favorite to be number one on the depth chart. Cameron was the backup quarterback to Tanner Price last season and was the only returning quarterback from last year's team (Sousa was technically a wide receiver last year). He hasn't been able to put it together this spring and in the spring game he went 9 for 26 for just 83 yards with one touchdown and one interception in addition to being sacked twice.

Kevin Sousa-Sousa greatly exceeded my expectations this spring. The former Michigan commit went 16-32 for 178 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also utilized his quickness and ran for 68 yards on 9 carries, including one touchdown. If Wake Forest had a game on Saturday, I believe Sousa would get the start.

Incoming Freshmen: Clawson has been consistent in his statements regarding the quarterback position. Following the spring game Clawson said, "The quarterback position is fluid. We'll make a decision before fall camp or before the first game. We told the freshmen that we recruited that we would give them a chance to compete, and we're certainly going to give them that chance."

I agree with Clawson's assessment and think there is a very legitimate chance that a true freshman will be Wake's starting quarterback this season.

John Wolford - Wolford is the 35th best pro-style quarterback in his class according to 247 sports. The incoming freshman led his high school to a 10-1 record and threw for 3,317 yards, and 38 touchdowns to just 7 interceptions. He also ran for more than 900 yards and had 14 rushing touchdowns. For his career he accumulated 13,403 total yards and 162 total touchdowns.

Travis Smith - Smith is the 53rd best pro-style quarterback in his class according to 247 sports. Travis finished his high school career with a 41-0 record as the starting quarterback and won four state titles - three as the starter. He set Michigan records with 104 passing touchdowns and 155 total touchdowns. He accounted for 10,559 yards of total offense, which is second in Michigan history.

Continue to check in with Blogger So Dear this week as we evaluate where we stand at each position.