Note: Much of this article was done by the wonderful Edward Foster, hence the co-byline. I’m going to add some thoughts at the end with the note “SF’s Thoughts.”
Coach Dave Clawson and the Wake Forest football staff received a signed letter of intent from 2018 wide receiver Isaiah Isaac.
Isaac is rated as a two-star (79) on 247Sports and this is interesting timing considering the camps that came up for Wake around the time of the verbal commitment. Isaac must have been very high on the staff’s Big Board since they went ahead and offered/took him at this point in time.
Coach Dave Cohen was the primary recruiter, and it seems his recent visits to Buford High School in Buford, Georgia and other Georgia schools is beginning to pay off.
Below is the official tweet from Isaac announcing his commitment:
Blessed to say I'm Verbally COMMITTED TO ...WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY ‼️‼️@BufordProspects @RecruitGeorgia @WF_FBRecruiting pic.twitter.com/wCLS8z9WQP— Isaiah Isaac (@zay2_) May 31, 2017
“I absolutely loved Wake Forest,” Isaac told All Things ACC. “It is a beautiful school, the people are nice there, the coaches are cool, and the academics are outstanding. I really enjoyed my time at Wake Forest and I always knew about them, I watched them on TV.”
For Isaac, the main draw to Wake Forest seemed to be the outstanding academic reputation that our school has.
Isaac is also an all-around athlete, having participated in several different sports, including track. He will likely be able to contribute to the team in more ways than just as a receiving target.
Below are his highlights from his junior season:
SF’s thoughts: Part of me wonders if the coaching staff will use Isaiah’s versatility to put him in different positions, say on special teams. I feel like our receiving corps is pretty stacked, but any time you can get a versatile athlete you do it. Also, Georgia has been great for Wake recently, so that helps.
Welcome to the family, Isaiah. Go Deacs.