Tabb Gives Early Commitment

Melvin Tabb took an unofficial visit to an ACC school and walked away a committed man. The talented power forward got a feeling and ran with it.

Wake Forest has had major success on the court this season and that has carried over to recruiting.

Already with a pair of commitments in the 2010 class -- J.T. Terrell and Tony Chenault -- the Demon Deacons welcomed Melvin Tabb to the party on Saturday following an unofficial visit.

"I've been thinking about it a lot," Tabb told "I've talked to my coaches about it and I went through a visit of the campus and looked at everything and about 20 minutes ago I went ahead and gave a verbal."

Wake Forest positioned itself at the top of Tabb's list early on in his recruitment. Schools like Clemson and South Carolina made runs at him, but he said he had to go with his gut feeling.

"It's been something that has been on my mind for a while," the Raleigh (N.C.) Enloe standout said. "Wake Forest was always my top school, but it just felt right. The feeling was right so I had to go with it."

So why the Deacs? Tabb, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward, cited proximity, their conference and a number of other reasons when pressed on the issue.

"It's close to home," Tabb said. "They're in the ACC and they're winning games. It's a small school and I can get a good education. It's just everything that you look for in a school.

"With them having a good year and with them bringing in a good recruiting class and winning games it really did help me make my choice," he continued.

Tabb, a four-star prospect, already has a strong bond with another member of the Demon Deacons 2010 class. According to Tabb, he and Terrell have known each other since they were 12 years old.

"He's been telling me thinks like ‘hey commit now' and things like that occasionally," Tabb said. "But he's been able to tell me things about the school that I didn't know and it was coming from a young mindset and he could tell me some things that maybe the coaches wouldn't."

Tabb, who currently averages 17 points a game, checks in as the 15th best power forward and is currently ranked No. 73 overall by

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