Coverdale no stranger to Wake

Wake Forest hasn't offered Sam Coverdale yet but if an offer comes, the Deacs could be an interesting option. The Chagrin Falls (OH) Kenston offensive tackle has offers from several BCS conference schools and plenty of mid-majors.

Coverdale visited Wake Forest last summer and he spoke about that with DeaconSports this week.

"It was cool," Coverdale said. "It was a really beautiful campus. It's secluded. It's a little small. Unfortunately I don't think they have an engineering program..."

When asked whether that would eliminate Wake Forest from contention Coverdale seemed to hesitate, not wanting to make an absolute statement.

"I'm not really sure," he responded. "I'm still open-minded. I'd like to do engineering. I'd like to keep that option open. We'll just have to see."

Despite lacking an engineering program, Coverdale does have ties to Wake Forest Coverdale's godfather is Chuck Kraft, a former tight end at Wake Forest. "He's a big Wake Forest fan so I've been watching their games for a while," Coverdale added.

The towering lineman said he doesn't have any college visits scheduled for the coming weeks. He and his dad both have jobs so it's tough to find times to hit the road. He recently visited Northwestern and the Wildcats, who have offered, appear to be in good shape.

"I did really like the Northwestern visit and I like the interest I'm getting from Louisville and Cincinnati too."

Vanderbilt and Wake Forest are showing the most interest out of schools that have not offered yet.

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