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Wake Forest Spring Game Preview & Rosters

Wake has announced the spring game rosters. Which team appears to be the favorite?

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Wake Forest spring game will be held this Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at BB&T Field. The game will be free to the public. If you are unable to attend, then you can watch the game on ESPN3. Today, Wake Forest released the rosters of the two teams. Below I'll provide some analysis of each of the teams and predict who I think will win the game.

Black Team

The Black Team will feature early enrollee Kendall Hinton as the starting quarterback. How effective he is, will depend upon the tackling rules for the scrimmage. If it is truly live, and quarterbacks are allowed to be tackled, then he'll be able to extend plays that the coaching staff would otherwise "blow dead" due to fear of injury.

Hinton has a nice receiving trio in Cam Serigne, Tyree Harris and Cortez Lewis. Wake Forest fans will want to pay attention to Cortez Lewis, because he should be a bright spot at the position moving forward. The good news for Wake fans is that no player that I just mentioned is older than a sophomore.

This team will feature just one player, Josh Harris, who is projected to be a starter on the offensive line, but Will Smith, Ty Hayworth and A'Lique Terry will all battle for playing time.

Black Offense Pos
Kendall Hinton QB
Kyle Driscoll* QB
Isaiah Robinson RB
James Ward RB
Charles Argenzio FB
Brendan O'Neil TE
Cam Serigne TE
Maddox Stamey WR
Tyree Harris WR
Cortez Lewis WR
A'Lique Terry OL
Harry Warner OL
Nick Luedeke OL
Reid Althoff OL
Josh Harris OL
Will Smith OL
Ty Hayworth OL
Cameron Gardner OL

The Black Team has the better linebacker unit of the two squads, simply because they have Brandon Chubb. Marquel Lee will play for both teams.  That duo, along with Hunter Williams, forms arguably the best linebacker unit in the ACC. Wendell Dunn will be the best pass rusher on the team, while Zeek Rodney's progression will be something to watch. This team also has the more established safeties, but has a few question marks at corner. Johnny Armstrong switched positions this spring, and I'm intrigued to watch him. He had an interception during the last scrimmage. Can he do it again?

Black Defense Pos
Wendell Dunn DL
Zeek Rodney DL
Chris Stewart DL
Julian Thomas Jackson* DL
Teddy Matthews LB
Kalin McNeil LB
Brandon Chubb LB
Grant Dawson LB
Marquel Lee* LB
Jalen Latter DB
John Armstrong DB
Ryan Janvion DB
Thomas Brown DB
Deonte Davis* DB
Chase Wilson LS
Adam Centers PK

White Team

The White Team will be led by John Wolford, who started at quarterback for the Demon Deacons last season as only a true freshman. He will be handing it off to Dez Wortham, and will be targeting early enrollee Tabari Hines in the slot. At the last scrimmage, Hines made an impressive one-handed catch, followed by a few shifty moves that resulted in a touchdown.

This team's offensive line could be the difference in the game. It features four of the five projected starters, including left tackle Phil Haynes and right tackle Justin Herron. Coach Clawson believes these players can be all-ACC players one day.

White Offense Pos
Kyle Driscoll* QB
John Wolford QB
Dez Wortham RB
Christopher Pearcey RB
Specer Stone FB
Devin Pike TE
Steve Donatell TE
Tabari Hines WR
Jonathan Williams WR
Jared Crump WR
Dylan Intemann OL
Rocco Esposito OL
Taylor Chambers OL
Patrick Osterhage OL
Ryan Anderson OL
Phil Haynes OL
Justin Herron OL
Joel Suggs OL

Defensively, the front seven will be what I'm watching. I'm intrigued to watch Rashawn Shaw's progression, as well as Willie Yarbary. Yarbary was a late flip from Indiana last season and is massive. Shaw was originally Louisville commit, and I'm very high on Shaw as a prospect. At linebacker, Zack Wary was a 2014 recruit who had an offer from Arkansas. There's also Jaboree Williams who played as a true freshman last season. Those two will give this team great depth at linebacker this season. In the secondary, watch freshmen safeties Cameron Glenn and Demetrius Kemp. They're young, but talented, and should help make safety one of our best units.

White Defense Pos
Julian Thomas Jackson* DL
Duke Ejiofor DL
Rashawn Shaw DL
Willie Yarbary DL
William Flood DL
Marquel Lee* LB
Zack Wary LB
Hunter Williams LB
Jaboree Williams LB
Vince Paolucci LB
Deonte Davis* DB
Cameron Glenn DB
Josh Okonye DB
Demetrius Kemp DB
Thomas Dillon DB
Garrett Wilson LS
Alex Kinal P
Mike Weaver PK

* indicates that a player plays for both teams.

In all, I think I am going to take the White Team to win based on the offensive line. Excellent weather is predicted for Saturday, so I hope to see you all out there. We'll have a Blogger So Dear sign on our tent, so stop and say hey. Go Deacs!