The Demon Deacons have landed 6-foot-3, 260-pound lineman Antonio Ford of Pahokee (Fla.) High. There’s a connection there; Wake already has two former Pahokee players on its roster.
“He really liked Wake,” said Pahokee coach Blaze Thompson moments ago. “And Antonio is a very hard-working, very respectful young man with a lot of potential.
Ford chose the Deacons over West Virginia and Oklahoma State, each of whom had also offered.
He also had offers from Louisville, Minnesota, Purdue and South Florida.
Wake is expected to use Ford, who has excellent 4.85-second speed in the 40-yard dash, on the defensive line.
“I think he would be good at guard or center in college,” Thompson said. “But he also should be an excellent defensive lineman there.”