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Wake Gets Pair To Switch Commitments

Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:10pm
By: Carlos Collazo

Dave Clawson has been hitting the recruiting trail hard in recent weeks (take a look at our Atlantic Division update for proof), picking up many different recruits. His latest additions are three-star prospects Kameron Uter and Devin Pike.

Pike is a tight end from Cincinnati, Ohio, who was originally committed to Louisville. He told DeaconsIllustrated.com that he loved Louisville, but thought Wake was a better fit for him.

"I had a great connection with the Wake Forest coaches," Pike said. "I felt a good connection when I came down for my visit. I love Louisville. It was a great place [with] great coaches, but Wake Forest was the best opportunity for me. They're [Wake's coaches] definitely real happy."

The 6-6, 225-pound tight end will get a chance to have an impact for the Deacons early, but is looking to improve his speed and strength before enrolling at the school. Pike hauled in 35 receptions for 400 yards and two touchdowns as a senior in high school.

The other recent commitment, Kameron Uter, also switched schools to pick Wake. Uter is a 6-4, 205-pound wide receiver out of Atlanta, Ga. He was actually recruited as a baseball player from several schools (he committed to Kennesaw State as a pitcher) before drawing interest for his performance on the football field. Uter had 49 catches, 14 touchdowns and 602 yards during his senior season and committed to Vanderbilt.

But with James Franklin's departure, Uter began exploring other options and has apparently settled on Wake Forest. Uter chose the Demon Deacons over offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Penn State and more. 

There's definitely a possibility that Uter becomes a two-sport athlete at Wake Forest, as he told TigerIllustrated.com (Clemson baseball coaches showed interest in Uter but he never received an offer from the football program) he was a "baseball guy."

To see what Uter can do on the football field, check out the video below.

With these commitments, Wake Forest currently has 23 players in its 2014 recruiting class.