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Wake Forest Lands Linebacker

Friday, May 31, 2013 5:50pm

Wake Forest got their second football commitment in the 2014 class with linebacker Jaboree’ Williams out of Fort Lauderdale (FL), joining defensive back Cameron Glenn.

“Wake has been there since day one,” Williams told DeaconsIllustrated.com. “I love Wake. I’m a Demon Deacon now. For two weeks I’ve been praying, asking God to show me Wake and also let me know if Wake is the place to go. Tonight God put it on my heart go ahead and make my decision and every time God puts something on my heart it’s always for the good.”

Williams, measuring in at six-feet and 210-pounds, made his commitment Thursday to Wake Forest over a slew of offers from schools like Boston College, Cincinnati, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Wisconsin and many more.

He tweeted his decision Thursday from the handle @FlyGuyJaybee, saying, “Just committed to Wake Forest! #DEACS!”

Both Rivals.com and Scout.com rate Williams as a three-star with Scout rating him as the No. 90 outside linebacker in the country, although Wake Forest may move him to inside linebacker when he gets on campus.

Wake Forest ended up winning the recruitment, but they had a lot of competition from North Carolina. In the end, Williams chose the Demon Deacons and says his recruitment is now over.

One of the key factors in his decision to commit to Wake Forest is his relationship with the coaches, particularly defensive line coach Ray McCartney and outside linebackers coach Warren Belin.

Williams plans to graduate from high school in December and enroll early at Wake Forest in January. Additionally, he plans to take an unofficial visit to Winston-Salem on June 15.