WF Commit Sees Positive in New Hire caught up with Houston Kinkaid secondary player Thomas Dillon. Recently he was nominated for the player of the year for the Greater Houston area. But also, he got word that his future school, Wake Forest, has just hired its new football coach. Dillon shared a few thoughts here.

Back in July 2013 when Houston (TX) Kinkaid defensive back Thomas Dillon made the call for Wake Forest, that was a choice that he felt quite confident in. Then recently news broke that coach Jim Grobe was resigning after nearly two decades of service to the program.

At that time, Dillon was in a somewhat wait-and-see type of situation. Then, a new coach was named as Dave Clawson, who was recently hired away from Bowling Green, accepted the vacancy.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Dillon shared a few thoughts with on the new development.

"I think that coach Clawson is someone who has a history of turning programs around. He could be the coach to get Wake Forest over the hump and get them back to the top half of the ACC," Dillon said. 

Dillon, who chose Wake Forest over other offers like Fresno State, BYU, Colorado, North Texas and Texas State, said that he has not yet spoken with the new coach, but hopes to hear something from Clawson this week.

This past season, Dillon recorded six interceptions, two of which went for touchdowns. More recently, he was nominated for Private School Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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