The 2018 Wake Forest Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the relative strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.
Wake Forest Recruiting Class Overview
The coaching situation is stable, the style of play is fun, and Dave Clawson proved it’s possible to win there.
Now the staff has to find enough really smart guys who can also play.
The secondary is getting a ton of help – that’s the main focus – but landing big DT Kelijiha Brown out of South Carolina is good for the line, and Jacorey Johns will eventually be a top tackler in the linebacking corps.
The offensive side is beefing up on the line, but it’s going to need Devonte Gordon and Michael Edwards to turn into factors at tackle.
Sam Hartman is a small prospect, but he fits the baller mentality of the attack, and Rondell Bothroyd should be another great Demon Deacon tight end.
The Wake Forest Class Is Heavy On …
The secondary had big problems last year – finishing last in the ACC in passing yards allowed. This class isn’t necessarily a reaction to that, but it’s a nod to the problem.
Safety Kenneth Dicks out of Atlanta will be a starter very, very soon – the Ivy Leaguers wanted him – but there’s a lot more talent coming in around him. Peyton Woulard is another good-looking safety from Atlanta, and Zion Keith is another good prospect for somewhere in the secondary.
The Star of the Wake Forest Class Is …
OT Michael Edwards, 6-7, 305
With the frame and the talent to get North Carolina and NC State hot after his services, he might just be the anchor of the Demon Deacon line at one of the tackle spots. He can easily add about ten pounds of good weight to his frame, and he can easily turn into the star of the offensive front in a big hurry.
The Wake Forest Biggest 2018 Depth Chart Hole Is …
The Demon Deacons will find more. The team’s style of play gets defenders into the backfield, coming up with a whopping 106 tackles for loss last season. However, terror Duke Ejiofor is done, along with linebackers Jaboree Williams and Grant Dawson. They were the top three Demon Deacons in tackles for loss, and end Wendell Dunn wasn’t far behind.