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Wake Forest Football Recruiting: Biggest Sleeper

Part IV of our football recruiting roundtable series.

NCAA Football: Elon University at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Question: Who is the biggest sleeper in the class?

Cam: Troy Simon. I don't see why more people aren't talking about Simon. He can flat out play. He's long, great at recovering, and is very physical. He'll get a bit faster and of course will need to get adjusted to the new level and I'm not saying it'll be seamless for him but don't be surprised if later in the season you see him out on the field making plays with the rest of our already talented secondary

Elijah: My biggest sleeper is Zach Tom, an OL from Louisiana. I think while he is on the smaller side coming in (6 foot 4, 270), he has a frame that is good for OL with a solid base. I'm fairly certain he will put on some serious weight with a college weight lifting program and develop into a multi-year starter. Not bad for a "2 star" prospect.

Grumpy: Just going out on a limb, I'll say Waydale Jones. I like that kind of size at receiver, and I don't care what classification your school is but making an all-state team for football in Texas isn't easy. I don't expect him to see the field much (or at all) his first year, but I'll be looking for him to contribute in a big way a bit further down the road.

Ned: I think Ja'Sir Taylor is going to end up being a steal in the 2017 recruiting class. The former Temple commit reads the game extremely well and should get opportunities to play early with the current DB depth. The offer list and rankings don't do his potential justice for me; expect Taylor to be a big defensive piece in a couple of years.

Riley: Chase Monroe out of Davidson Day looks to me like a kid who has a chip on his shoulder and wants to prove everybody wrong. He's 6-2, 225 and appears to have a knack for being at the right place at the right time. I think he will surprise a lot of people with his athleticism and be an impact player for Wake Forest.

Rob: I agree with Cam and will also go with Troy Simon. While he’s not a sleeper in the sense that he is a very solid 3-star recruit, I don’t think there’s enough excitement surrounding this signing. He comes from a strong Milton program in Georgia and had offers from Notre Dame, Cal, Mississippi State, Maryland, Illinois, and others. I will take that every day of the week and believe that he’s going to have a very good career at Wake Forest.

Who do you all think is the biggest sleeper in the class?