"I have had a great experience at Wake," said Helms. "I started for two years. I started 23 of 24 games and I am a true sophomore. The only game I didn't start was on senior day when they started the seniors.
"We have a new staff here and I just feel like it's best for me to start over somewhere else. I was an All-American here as a freshman, so I feel like I can help a team that needs a center."
A handful of schools have reached out to Helms to see if their programs could be a match for what he is looking for. He will officially visit four programs before making a decision sometime around signing day.
"I am visiting Mississippi State and Texas A&M this weekend," Helms explained. "I am going to be at Mississippi State Friday and Saturday and then Texas A&M Sunday and Monday. Next weekend I will visit South Carolina and then Penn State the last weekend.
"Mississippi State just offered me yesterday and they are having some big weekend this weekend and they wanted me to come in and be a part of that. They're center just graduated, so that may be a good opportunity."
As it stands now, Helms plans to take a very measured and business like approach to his selection.
"I am going into these visits completely open minded," Helms explained. "I just want to take each of these visits and be sure to see the situation at each of the schools and not have my mind made up before I even get on campus.
"I am just trying to find the right school where I can go in and help the team get better."
No matter which school Helms selects, he will have to sit out the 2015 season. Since he is a true sophomore, Helms will not lose any eligibility due to transfer. The Alpharetta, Georgia native will have two more seasons to play after sitting out the mandatory season per NCAA transfer guidelines.