Greg Dortch is officially a member of the Wake Forest 2016 recruiting class after signing his National Letter of Intent this afternoon. Dortch is a 5’8 WR from Highland Springs, VA that originally gave his verbal commitment to the Deacons on August 6th. After a fantastic senior season at Highland Springs, he began to receive significant interest from other Power 5 programs including Iowa State and Maryland. He reaffirmed his commitment to WF on January 8 on Twitter and once again after taking his official visit the weekend of January 22-24.
LOVING MY OFFICIAL VISIT SO FAR AT WAKE !! pic.twitter.com/hlZuvyJi8Q— GREG➖DORTCH (@_GDortch) January 23, 2016
Dortch’s senior season was nothing short of spectacular. He was the 2015 All-Metro Player of the Year and first team All-Metro on offense. He was later awarded Virginia 5A All-State Player of the Year and headlined a talented 5A All-State first team. Fans from the Richmond area voted him RVA’s athlete of the year in a local poll with ABC affiliate 8News as well. Oh and did I mention he had a 66 yard TD run and INT to help lead Highland Springs to a state championship? It’s really hard to pick up more accolades than he did in a single season and there’s no doubt that Dortch is going to be a weapon at the next level.
Given his incredible agility and ability to make defenders miss, Dortch is probably best suited for the slot position that is a huge part of the Wake Forest offense. Also since Wake was one of the worst teams in the nation in punt and kick return yardage last season, I fully expect him to compete for the starting return roles from day 1 as well. Dortch had a number of return touchdowns throughout his high school career and was one of the best return mans in the state of Virginia this past year.
Please help me in officially welcoming to the program a VA product that is going to do great things in the Black and Gold over the next four years. Congrats, Greg, and Go Deacs!