The past couple of days have been kind to Wake Forest football, as 3 different recruits of all classifications have committed to join the Deacons.
If that last name sounds familiar, it’s because it is. The younger brother of freshman signal-caller Mitch Griffis announced he’d be joining his brother in Winston-Salem
As a sophomore, Brett went 73-for-100 through the air for 800 yards and 3 touchdowns while adding 103 yards and 6 touchdowns on the ground filling in for his brother. The 2022 QB has yet to play his junior season as Virginia pushed their high school seasons to the spring. His 7-on-7 and individual drills tape look very good. Wake is in good hands at the QB position.
After having a wide receiver decommit mere days before Early Signing Day, it wasn’t a secret that Wake would look to add at least 1 more receiver, whether it be as a transfer or an incoming freshman. In comes 2021 receiver Horatio Fields out of Douglasville, GA.
Committed to Wake Forest pic.twitter.com/0Oo4BP2bCM— Horatio Fields (@HoratioFields) December 23, 2020
Fields comes out of a newer high school outside of Atlanta, as New Manchester opened in 2011, but Fields looks like a tremendous get for the staff. In his senior season, he logged 52 catches for 933 yards and 7 touchdowns in 5-A ball, the same classification as fellow recruit Evan Slocum. His tape shows very good speed for his size at a solid 6’3, and a tough player to get to the ground. Love this pickup.
Wake Forest also dipped their toes in the grad transfer market, landing one of the best(if not the best) cornerback in the Ivy League last year as Isaiah Wingfield committed.
Congrats to Isaiah Wingfield '17 @zehwangz for committing to Wake Forest for a grad transfer year after an outstanding career at Harvard. Isaiah joins Christian Forbes '20 to make two Lawrentians competing for the Demon Deacs in 2021. #GoBigRed @WakeFB @HarvardFootball pic.twitter.com/HAQL6524dw— Lawrenceville Football (@LvilleBigRedFB) December 23, 2020
Wingfield finished the 2019 season First Team All-ACC logging 40 tackles, 5 pass breakups, and an interception that year. The Ivy League didn’t play in 2020 which led a lot of players, Wingfield included, to enter the transfer portal. Wingfield won't graduate until May, so he won't get to Wake until the summer, but he immediately slots in as a very good depth piece to this team.