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Rocky Reid to Transfer from Wake Forest

The redshirt freshman is leaving the program.

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College backfields can be very crowded places, and with that comes attrition. Les Johns of Demon Deacon Digest reports that Rocky Reid, a redshirt freshman Wake Forest running back, will transfer from the program.

Rocky Reid finished his high school career with more than 7,700 rushing yards and 90 touchdowns. He was a highly touted 3-star prospect who was originally committed to Tennessee. He ultimately chose Wake Forest over Louisville, and West Virginia. Unfortunately for Reid, he just couldn’t find a spot in Wake Forest’s running back rotation.

Reid could have easily seen the field as a true freshman in 2015, but unfortunately he was hampered by an ankle injury, and ultimately Dave Clawson opted to redshirt him. Reid could not break out in 2016, as Wake’s duo of Cade Carney and Matt Colburn carried the load, and both were underclassmen. The staff is also very high on Arkeem Byrd, who redshirted this year and should make a strong impact in 2017, which makes it difficult to see Reid getting significant playing time in 2017. Reid played in just 4 games this season, and had 22 carries for just 54 yards.

We wish Rocky nothing but the best in the future.