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Jake Simpson Signs With Wake Forest

The Deacs have inked the NLI from the linebacker out of Georgia.

NCAA Football: Boston College at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons officially secured the commitment of Jake Simpson on Wednesday morning. Simpson originally committed to Wake Forest in February of 2016 and stayed true to his commitment. Learn more about him.

Jake Simpson is a 6’2”, 215 pound linebacker out of Buford, Georgia. He is a consensus 3-star recruit on 247’s Composite Ranking and comes from a very good high school football program. His family has good football genes and his brother plays football at Army. Simpson had 97 tackles as a junior and was named honorable mention all-county.

Simpson will be an asset in run support, as he does a nice job of recognizing plays, squaring up to opposing backs, and finishing the tackle. He also played some tight end in high school and displayed more of his athleticism. I expect Simpson to redshirt this year, as is customary for most players under Dave Clawson, but expect him to give Wake nice depth at the position in the future.

Be sure to check out his highlights below. Please join me in officially welcoming Jake Simpson to Wake Forest!