Expect Wake Forest to end up with its usual stealthy, under-the-radar and high-quality class. The Deacons recently got the commitment of CB A.J. Marshall of Southern Durham High, who will be on our preseason Observer Top 25 North Carolina prospects list when it and the South Carolina 25 are published Sunday.
The Deacons tend to start slow in the numbers department, and are usually overshadowed in-state by North Carolina and N.C. State, but under coach Jim Grobe, they always seem to wind up with a class capable of producing winning seasons in the ACC.
Marshall carries a higher profile than most Wake recruits. He was also offered by schools like North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech after a junior season that saw him collect 75 tackles with five interceptions and 27 passes broken up.
Wake is up to 13 recruits in this class, three of them from North Carolina.
What we’ll do on a slow day is check our past top 25 lists and see what kind of representation the Deacs had in those rankings. Remind me to do that in case I forget.
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