Wake Forest’s 2017 recruiting class is officially in the books. There were no surprises in this year’s class, as every Wake Forest commit was accounted for by about 8:30 eastern time this morning. To quote Dave Clawson at the recruiting luncheon, “We sent out 19 national letters of intent, and got 19 back by 8:30.”
There was some attrition in the class, as quarterback Taylor Powell committed from the Deacons last week following a secret visit to Missouri. Additionally, Wake Forest lost safety Avery Showell shortly after former defensive coordinator Mike Elko left for Notre Dame. Ultimately Showell committed to Georgia Tech. Those are two pretty big losses, in my opinion, but Wake also did a very good job of securing players who certainly had options to go to other Power Five programs.
This is the smallest recruiting class that Clawson has had at Wake Forest, but this is because there isn’t going to be much attrition among upperclassmen, and they are redshirting a lot of players.
Be sure to check out Clawson’s full comments below.