Schools still recruiting Helms

Cory Helms committed to Wake Forest at the beginning of the summer but that hasn't stopped other schools from trying to sway him. The question is whether any of those efforts by other schools will prove effective.

"Since (I committed) there's been a lot of (schools) that have backed off," Helms said Saturday afternoon. "Some kinda backed off because they knew they didn't have a shot.

"But some are still coming after me pretty hard. North Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse...those are probably coming the hardest. Cincinnati is still recruiting me."

So is Helms solid or will the senior offensive lineman visit any other schools? "It's just Wake for now," he said.

That may not put it to rest entirely, but then again, is it ever over until Signing Day? It's clear the 6-4, 290-pound lineman from Alpharetta (GA) Milton is happy with the Deacs and he's given no indication that he will look around.

Since committing to Jim Grobe's program earlier this summer Helms has finished camp with his teammates, started school up, and now they're preparing for their first game.

They had their first scrimmage already, winning 42-7. Helms is optimistic about the kind of product Milton will put on the field this fall.

"Offensively the run game's looking great. We should be great there. On defense we're playing really good too."

Helms will be a big reason why his coaches and teammates are optimistic about the running game in particular. Not too many high school teams have a lineman with Helms combination of size, power and quickness, and he's only gotten better since last year. Helms has noticed a lot of improvement in his game.

"I've gotten a lot quicker," he said. "I've been working on my footwork and speed. I've gotten stronger too." Lonnie Galloway is Helms' recruiting coordinator but Jonathan Himebauch, who will be his position coach, has had the most contact with him.

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