Kevin Sousa talks decision

When last we checked in with Kevin Sousa, his commitment to Michigan seemed promising if not definite. But following his visit to Wake Forest this past weekend, the tides have shifted in full favor of the Demon Deacons.

"The coaches didn't want to pressure me into making a decision," the 6-4 quarterback said of the Wake coaching staff. "They've been recruiting me since day one, and I appreciate all the hard work and time that Coach Elrod has put in for me."

Which, after confirming his commitment to play for the University next year, has clearly paid off.

Kevin Sousa spent the weekend with fellow recruits as well as future teammates attending the Wake basketball victory over Holy Cross and getting a feel for Winston-Salem.

"They took care of me really well," Sousa said of the team. I spent a lot of time with the players. They're really good people, and I enjoyed being around them."

The high school senior also visited the school this summer, but described the two trips as very different.

"My first visit I was only there for two days," he said. "This weekend I got to see more things, and spend more time with Coaches Grobe and Elrod."

The two coaches have been in closest contact with Sousa, who describes their most admirable qualities as, "the way they have their goals set, they want to go places, and all work together."

But getting to this point involved a bold choice to reverse a prior confidence in his plans to play for Michigan. Still, it seems that he is secure in his decision and even more so after this weekend's visit.

"I don't think it was a difficult choice," Sousa remarked of the change. "At the end of the day I kind of knew that Wake was for me. I believed it was a great location for me academically, and for sports."

Sousa continued with the feedback he's received in making his decision, describing it as "generally positive," and that he "just felt more comfortable with the situation."

"They appreciated me being there this weekend."

When asked how he would describe Wake Forest football in a term, he commented, "high-class."

As for contributing to the team he thinks so highly of...

"I hope to bring good character, do whatever the coaches tell me to do, and become a great leader," concluded the latest Wake Forest commitment.

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