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Football Recruiting 2007-08

Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:41am
By: Accsports Staff

Coach: Jim Grobe 2008 Wake Forest Signees:

Recent Recruiting Rankings (By Rivals.com): No. 77, No. 57, No. 95, No. 65, No. 75, No. 89 under Grobe from 2002-07. Consensus 2008 Prep All-Americans: none. Interesting Story: Linebacker commitment Joey Ehrmann is the son of Joe Ehrmann, who played 10 years in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts and Detroit Lions. The elder Ehrmann was featured in the book "Season of Life" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Marks, and is a nationally renowned motivational speaker. Top 2008 Recruiters: Tight ends coach Tom Elrod has become an ace recruiter in northern Florida for the Demon Deacons over the past few years, and he once again snagged several promising players from the region this year. They included Ponte Vedra Beach quarterback Ted Stachitas and several Jacksonville/St. Augustine area prospects, such as linebackers Scott Betros and Riley Haynes, offensive lineman Ramon Booi and tight end Andrew Parker. States Represented (7): Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia. Academic Worries: none. Key Misses: NC OL Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina), IL LB Russell Ellington (Illinois), KY ATH Matt Roark (Kentucky), TX RB Terrence Robinson (Michigan), FL LB Tarik Rollins (Clemson), OH DE Greg Scruggs (Louisville), TX QB Rico Smalls (Virginia), KY TE Ryan Wallace (Colorado). Quotable Quote: "It’s a good situation because we’ve always been able to sell Wake Forest as one of the best schools in the country. That’s been a slam dunk. Parents believe that and kids believe that. But being able to convince them they can come and compete for championships in football was not an easy sell. Now it is an easy sell. We don’t have to sell that any more."
— Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe

Wake Forest Football Recruiting Articles (Links):

Wake Forest signs six from Jacksonville — Fayetteville Observer

Scott Betros profile — FloridaFB.com

Orange Bowl berth helps recruiting — Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest signs 16: includes bios — WRAL.com

Joey Ehrmann story — Syracuse Post-Standard

Joey Ehrmann story — Raleigh News and Observer

Derricus Ellis signing story/video — Rome News-Tribune

Deacs find success in Florida — The Sporting News

Open door in St. John’s County: WF commitments — Florida Times-Union

Signing day rundown: Joe Looney quotes — Palm Beach Post

Wake Forest plan sticks to Florida — The Associated Press

Recruiting buzz: Kevin Smith — Denton Record-Chronicle

Ted Stachitas: Player of the Year — Florida Times-Union

Team preview: Garrick Williams — Columbia Tribune