Michael Flint looking to Wake Forest

Wake Forest might have a big visitor this weekend in Under Armour All-American Michael Flint out of Oxford, Ala. The 6-foot-3, 297-pound offensive lineman, who was once committed to Auburn, has become a top target for the Demon Deacon staff. Flint says the feeling is mutual.


"Coach Lobotzke is coming to see me tomorrow [Wednesday]," said Michael Flint. "If everything goes well I'll be heading up there this weekend for an official visit. I'm really interested in the program. The school has great academics. It's also a great football school in the ACC, which I love. Being near the North Carolina mountains would be awesome. I'm a mountain man."

Oxford sits at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Northeast Alabama. At Oxford High School, Flint lead the Yellow Jackets at offensive tackle to the 6A state semifinals as a senior. He graded out on the line at 85-percent only allowing one block with 48 pancakes.

"This was really the best year I've had," said Flint on his senior season. "Improving my technique was key and is going to be big for me competing at the next level. I got a lot stronger in the off-season. I did a better job keeping my body lower and finishing off my blocks."

In addition to being named Under Amour All-American and playing in the All-Star game in St. Petersburg, Fla., Flint was selected First Team All-State and All-Region. He also played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in December. Now he's hoping to find a college campus to call home for the next four years with scholarship offers to chose from.

"I'm hearing from Wake Forest and Arkansas State the most," Flint explained. "I'm also getting a lot of interest from Clemson and Georgia Tech.

"Wake Forest is the main one though. Being in a place with a family atmosphere and coaches I feel comfortable with means a lot. I'd like to be in a nice atmosphere. Wake Forest is a private school, so I don't think it will be that crowded or hard to get around."

While Flint may hold off until February 1st (National Signing Day) to make his decision, he says he may go ahead and commit if he gets the "right feeling."

Flint is a member of the National Honor Society. He is only taking one course this semester which allows him plenty of time to condition as he awaits graduation in May.

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