Deacs host 2014 tight end

With most of Wake Forest's 2013 class already verbally committed, the Demon Deacons continue to focus their attention on 2014. One in-state prospects Wake is keeping tabs on is Avery Edwards from Raleigh.

While the football team will have to find a way to look within itself and bounce back for the season ahead, one Wake Forest recruit is still excited about their big win a couple of weeks back.

Avery Edwards is one of the state's top 2014 recruits and the Raleigh tight end was at Wake Forest for their big win over the Heels.

"It was a great atmosphere. A great game by both teams and it was great seeing all the fans into it at Wake. It was nice to see a good atmosphere for football," Edwards reflected.

As an unofficial visitor that Saturday, Edwards was able to have lunch with other recruits and some of the football staff, including Steed Lobotzke and Derrick Jackson, the offensive coordinator and outside linebackers coaches. It was his first Wake Forest game and the Deacs obviously didn't disappoint.

However with offers from all of the major in-state schools, Edwards may have been there as an unofficial visitor for Wake but he was clearly checking both teams out. It couldn't hurt for him, as least from Wake's vantage point, to see the jubilation after the game in the locker room.

"Everybody was all pumped up. It was good to see the coaches so excited," he said.

Ravenscroft School is 2-3 this year and while that doesn't sound too impressive you've got to factor in the circumstances. The first-string quarterback was lost to a shoulder injury and he probably won't be back for another three weeks. When the second-string quarterback was banged up the third-stringer was thrust into action for the first time behind center.

At one point Edwards himself even got into the action at quarterback. "I have a lot more respect for quarterbacks because I learned how hard it was to be back there and to take control of every position. I had a lot of nerves going into it but I got my first snap and then settled down."

Because of the quarterback issues Edwards' production hasn't been where many expected it would be but it's improving as the team finds its rhythm. Last game he had five catches for 37 yards.

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