Dunn discusses WFU verbal

Wake Forest is bringing in another athlete from South Florida. That should be no surprise to anyone familiar with the Demon Deacon roster. Wendell Dunn, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound outside linebacker out of Miami Palmetto Senior High School gave his verbal pledge to The Deacons Sunshine State recruiter, Ray McCartney, last week.

"On Tuesday of last week I called Coach Mac and told him I was ready to commit," said Wendell Dunn. "The academics at Wake Forest really stand out. To get a degree from there is like getting a degree from Duke or any of the top academic schools in the country. It was too good to pass up. I made my official visit the weekend of the Duke game. The players were just extra cool to me. We all hung out like I had known them forever.

"Another big reason I chose Wake Forest is the coaching staff. Coach Jackson is awesome. We have built a strong relationship during the recruiting process. I can't wait for him to be my position coach. He was here recently with Coach Mac and Coach Grobe for an in-home visit. It was awesome. My family loves the coaches. They're super excited for me to be going to Wake Forest."

As a senior at Miami Palmetto, Dunn led the Panthers in tackles with 110 at weakside linebacker. He'd also come in to play wide receiver in certain situations and hauled in seven receiving touchdowns. Unfortunately, the injury bug hit the Panthers. They lost 11 starters due to injury during the course of the season and finished 3-7 in Florida 8A. Dunn plans now to shift his attention to conditioning over the spring semester to be in top form when he leaves for Winston-Salem next summer."

"When I get to college, I would like to come in and contribute," Dunn stated. "If they'd like to redshirt me, I would have no problem with that. My goal is to work out, compete, and play hard to see how far that gets me the first year. Right now, I'm set to leave [for Wake Forest] the day after the fourth of July."

A four year starter at Palmetto, Dunn opted not to play in any post-season All-Star games and focus on getting in prime shape for college. In the March, he plans to compete with the Palmetto volleyball team. Palmetto is playing a big event for Dunn and teammate, Javon Hadley, a UConn commitment, on February 6th, National Signing Day. Dunn was coached by Matt Dixon in his final season for the Panther football.

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