Helms visits Wake

Cory Helms was one of the committed players at the Wake Forest-North Carolina game on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 290-pound center, who committed to the Demon Deacons in early June, plays at Milton (Ga.) High School and traveled to Winston-Salem after his team's game on Friday night.

"It was awesome," said Cory Helms. "It was my first Wake Forest game and I got to watch a good one between two in-state rivals. I love the offense. It's very similar to what we do [at Milton]. They really spread it around and have a great quarterback and wide receiver combo. The 11-play, 94-yard drive for the winning touchdown was fun to watch and a great way to end it."

Helms said he got to meet many of the committed players in the class during summer, but got the opportunity to reconnect with them over the weekend as well as some of the Wake Forest coaches.

"There were a lot of the guys there," he said. "I talked to Cam Serigne, Michael Radford, Taylor Chambers, Ali Lamot, and of course my teammate, Josh Harris. Cam Gardner was also there and Tyree Harris rode with us. They're all good people. Kyle Shortridge was there too. He had been committed to Wake Forest and I think he's going to be making his final decision soon.

"I'm getting to know some of the players. I was talking a little with Antonio Ford, Ben Emert, Tyler Cameron, and some of the other guys. I talked with Coach Galloway and Coach Himebauch for a long time before and after the game. They keep in touch with me on a weekly basis, but it was good to sit and chat with them in person."

Helms and the Eagles offense scored 35 in their opening win against Alpharetta, but only nine in their second game, a loss to Johns Creek.

"We just came out flat last week," Helms said on the game. "I can guarantee that won't be a problem this week. So far, I'm playing well. I've gotten better in my quickness, strength, and lateral movement. I'm more vocal and doing a better job at reading defenses."

Helms was named team captain at Milton for his senior season. The Eagles will try to bounce back this Friday with a home game against Centennial.

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