Deacs after Baltimore defensive end

Wake Forest's coaching staff continues to work hard on the recruiting trail, looking for top talent to join the Demon Deacons' 2013 recruiting class. One prospect Wake Forest has jumped on recently is defensive end Marvin Gross.

Gross is a junior football prospect from Baltimore (MD) Dunbar and the 6-3, 220-pounder is widely regarded as one of the top pass rushing defensive ends on the east coast. He has offers from Wake Forest, Rutgers, West Virginia and UTEP.

Schools as far away as Washington are recruiting Gross and dropping hints that offers could be coming. As for Wake Forest, they offered recently.

"They offered me not too long ago," said Gross. "I've only spoken to them once and to be honest I can't remember the coach's name but it all sounded good."

"He just told me that he was going to recruit me until I committed to Wake Forest," Gross remembered. "He said that he believes Wake Forest is the best fit for me and that's when he told me about the offer."

Gross said he's aware that Wake Forest is a private school that enjoys a lofty ranking a high academic prestige but doesn't know a whole lot beyond that. Not to worry as he went on to say that he needs to learn more about almost all of the other schools recruiting him.

One school he has become pretty familiar with is West Virginia. That's because he visited the newest member of the Big XII Conference for their first day of spring practice.

"It was nice out there. I felt welcomed when I went. They embraced me like I was already a player there and that really impressed me," he said. "I'm going back to West Virginia for their spring game on (April) 21st and I plan on going to Wake Forest for a spring game or a spring practice, one of the two. I'm not sure which yet."

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