The 2017 Wake Forest football recruiting class got a bit smaller on Tuesday evening. Braden Atkinson, a tight end out of Baltimore, Maryland, has decommitted from Wake Forest. This decommitment comes just one week after Adam Scheier, who was primarily responsible for coaching tight ends and recruiting the DMV area, “mutually agreed” to part ways with the program. What is Wake Forest losing in Atkinson?
Atkinson is a consensus 3-star prospect and is the 59th best tight end in the 2017 recruiting class according to to 247 Sports Composite. During his junior season he hauled in 58 receptions for 702 yards and 5 touchdowns. He was more of the mold as a receiving tight end than a blocking tight end. He also held offers from Charlotte, Fordham, and Old Dominion.
Wake has no other tight ends committed in the 2017 class, but did sign two tight ends in the 2016 class. Wake Forest offered two new 2017 recruits today, but they are receivers.
We will continue to keep you all updated with the latest Wake Forest football recruiting news. National Signing Day is less than one month away and official visits will start again this coming weekend.