Deacons Add TN OL

Wake Forest picked up yet another commitment Thursday as offensive lineman Tyler Hayworth committed to the Demon Deacons. Hayworth, a 6'4, 300 pound offensive lineman from Tennessee chose Wake Forest over Cincinnati.

Wake Forest grabbed another commitment this week, adding 6'4, 300 pound Tyler Hayworth from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Tennessee. "I committed yesterday," Hayworth told DeaconSports. "I called Coach Lobo and committed."

Lobo is Hayworth's recruiting coach as well as his future position coach at Wake Forest. "He was really excited about my commitment," Hayworth said of Lobo. "Now he doesn't have to be out recruiting [offensive linemen] either."

Hayworth held an offer from another D-I school prior to committing to Wake Forest but also had interest from a host of other programs. "I had offers from Wake Forest and Cincinnati. Clemson and Vanderbilt wanted to grey-shirt me as they didn't have the scholarships this year. They wanted to grey-shirt and sit me out a year. Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech were close to offering but hadn't yet. Tennessee was in there. They kept up with me and they sent hand written letters all the time. Kentucky was there but filled up their spots and MTSU and other schools around here were really interested."

Despite the interest, Hayworth was convinced that Wake Forest was the place for him. "Yesterday morning I woke up and had the realization that Wake was where I wanted. I like everything about Wake. The city of Winston-Salem is beautiful. The campus is really nice. It's an Ivy League education playing in the ACC. You can't pass up the academics there."

With his decision made, Hayworth will focus on his senior season where he believes Dobyns-Bennett has a chance to be "really good" this season. Additionally, he will be present in Winston-Salem a lot this Fall. "I'll be there for every home game this year and I'm going to take my official visit after the season," he said. "I'm really looking forward to it."


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