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
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: "Its a good situation because weve always been able
to sell Wake Forest as one of the best schools in the country. Thats 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 dont 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. Johns 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