Ryan Janvion commits

Wake Forest continues to shape up its 2012 class with a new commitment, just in this afternoon. After a week of back-to-back unofficial visits, Ryan Janvion, safety out of Miami, FL, has committed to playing for the Deacs.


"I took my unofficial last week," said Ryan Janvion. "I just came back Friday. I went to Duke first, then Wake, then Vanderbilt. I really got to get all of them in one shot and was able to make a decision easier.

"Each school was fresh in my mind so I could compare them rather than people who visit one then wait; the first one isn't really fresh so you can't make an accurate judgment," the 5-10, 180 pound athlete added.

Janvion described how he decided on Wake.

"The thing that really stood out to me was that they're very well-rounded, on the football side as well," he said. "They know how to win. Even my head coach said watch out for coaches who try to sell you and say they know how to win and can't prove it. Coach Grobe has proved they know how to win, so they don't have to say much. They know what to do to win, and that's a big factor.

"My teammate being there is a big factor to me too. Also my recruiting coordinator knew me from my freshman year, so I've been able to develop a relationship with him. I felt like he was family, and it was something I needed to be a part of.

"I felt comfortable at Wake- but mostly they annoyed me to death," Janvion joked.

The Dade Christian School senior cited Coach Mac and Coach Russ as keeping up with him the most. His number two and number three choices were Duke and Vanderbilt, respectively.

Janvion described what he plans to bring to the program.

"Definitely a strong safety," he said. "Another bonus is they're graduating two seniors too, so that gives me a great opportunity to play early, even if I'm redshirted; and that's really important."

Janvion also added of upcoming work-outs, "Since I know I'm playing in college I'll definitely be doing drills.

"Making sure I'm turning my hips, making sure they're flexible, and continuing to work on speed. Once I get to college I know the level of the game changes."

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