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Commitment Analysis: 2022 3-Star Tate Carney pledges to Wake Forest

Brother, my Brother

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 09 Wake Forest at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

June is going to be bonkers.

Wake Forest has landed their second commit of the 2022 cycle, in a familiar face as ATH Tate Carney committed today.

If the name sounds familiar, you’re right. The younger Carney brother had quite the junior season in just 7 games: 209 carries for 1,377 yards and 23 touchdowns. That’s 6.6 yards per carry and 196.7 yards per game which included a 8-touchdown, 321-yard rushing performance.

While Tate profiles primarily as a running back, he actually has pretty good hands and can flex out to play in the slot for a little, similar to say Justice Ellison who came in being able to play WR/RB/CB. As a running back, what he lacks in top-end speed, he makes up for by being aggressive, having impressive balance, and the uncanny ability to always keep his legs churning. Given how deep Wake will be at running back when Tate eventually enrolls, at the moment he doesn’t project as a first-year impact guy, but someone who can definitely push others in the weight room and carve a role on the scout team and then grow into his role as the years go on.

Commitments are seemingly going to be rolling in all summer as the dead period is finally over, and Tate Carney was one of the first people on campus.

A couple of quotes from his interview with Les Johns over at Demon Deacon Digest on 247sports.com:

“They’ve just been so involved with me throughout the entire process,” Carney said. “There really haven’t been close to any other schools. They’ve texted me every day, and are interested with everything that’s going on. They’ve been the most involved, and that’s what I was looking for.

“They made me feel really wanted there, and why not go where you’re wanted? They made it their goal to make me feel as wanted as they could, and they did a good job with that.”

Welcome to Winston, Tate!