With the impending graduation of one of Wake Forest’s finest defensive ends ever in Duke Ejiofor, Dave Clawson and staff are looking to reload at the position. One candidate to help fill this void in the coming years is Georgia’s Royce Francis, who signed with the Demon Deacons as part of the early signing period.
Pumped to get a player with a never ending motor who gets after qbs !! https://t.co/Wo7foppy4O— Dave Cohen (@CoachCohenWake) December 20, 2017
Francis played for Allatoona HS in Acworth, Georgia and was named the Region 6-6A Defensive Player of the Year after registering a school record 9.5 sacks in addition to capturing the career record of 18 sacks during his time as a Buccaneer. He stands at 6’3”, 240 pounds and, like all of Wake’s signees, will only benefit from the college strength program of Coach Brandon Hourigan. Royce selected Wake Forest over offers from 15 other schools, with the final decision coming between the Deacs and the Michigan State Spartans. Royce completed his official visit a couple weeks ago, which seemed to only confirm his selection from June.
Incredible official weekend!! Can’t wait to be a Deacon! pic.twitter.com/BDHagmBTxP— Royce Francis (@francis_royc) December 11, 2017
From the Hudl video, Francis’ wingspan seems to be quite an asset as he is tracking down quarterbacks and running backs in the backfield. He is rated as a 3 star recruit by 247 and Rivals.
Welcome to Wake, Royce!