Former Wake Forest offensive lineman Cory Helms announced today on his Twitter account that he will be transferring from Wake Forest. Helms started 11 games at center during his true freshman season in 2013 before switching to left guard during the 2014 campaign. Because Helms did not redshirt, he will be able to transfer to another FBS program and still play two more seasons of college football.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>OFFICIALLY DECIDED TO TRANSFER SCHOOLS. <a href="http://t.co/L7OnNfdVDG">pic.twitter.com/L7OnNfdVDG</a></p>— Cory Helms (@CoryHelms7251) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoryHelms7251/status/553559699032117248">January 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Offensive line was clearly an issue for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons last season, and Helms' departure won't make it any easier for the Deacs in 2015. It now seems that sophomore A'Lique Terry will definitely be the starting center this fall, and redshirt freshman Justin Herron is a legitimate candidate to be the team's starting left guard. RS-freshman Ryan Anderson is another candidate to fill this role. This will now be yet another position battle to watch when the Deacs begin spring practice.
We wish Cory the best in the future, and will keep you all updated once he picks his new home.