Wake Forest offers

During the spring evaluation period some recruits see their recruiting really take flight. This was the case with Cory Helms, an offensive lineman at Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga., who has received 10 offers during the spring, his latest one coming just yesterday from Wake Forest.


"Coach Galloway and Coach Himebauch were speaking with our coach," said Cory Helms. "They observed while the offensive linemen did some training exercises after we lifted. Coach Himebauch, the offensive line coach, let my coach know I had an offer at center.

"I'm planning on visiting [Wake Forest] at the beginning of June. It's a school that offers a great education. The football team is in the ACC where you're going against the best players in the country. I'm a competitor. Wherever I go I'm looking to compete for playing time from day one."

Helms, 6-foot-4, 285-pounds, made the switch this past season from offensive guard to center. He fell in love with the position and excelled making All-Region, All-County, and All-Metro honors.

"It all starts with you," Helms said on playing center. "I like being in control of the tempo. You're getting everyone squared up on the line and calling out instructions. I enjoy having the responsibility."

Helms entered spring practice with three offers from South Alabama, Troy, and Middle Tennessee. Day one of spring practice North Carolina extended an offer. Helms now holds 10 altogether and will spend a busy summer trying to make some visits.

"I'm looking for a school where I have a good relationship with the coaches," Helms said. "I want to feel like I fit in well with the offense and the environment. All the schools that are recruiting me have top-notch facilities.

"I guess I'm looking for the ‘It' factor. I'd like to play in an offense that runs the ball a lot. I love grinding it down their throat with the run. I'm good at pass pro too. I just like a team that runs."

Helms will block for a pretty good running back in Peyton Barber, who the Demon Deacons have also offered.

Helms is benching 440 pounds, lifts 290 on power clean, and squats 545. His father, Scott, also a center, played two years at Alabama.

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