Junior safety earns WFU offer

Germaine Pratt is a junior from the Tarheel State Wake Forest fans should get to know. After receiving an initial offer from Virginia, the Demon Deacon staff swiftly moved to make their own offer to the 6-foot-3 strong safety from High Point (N.C.) Central High School.

"I've got a great relationship with Coach Mac," said Germaine Pratt. "When he offered me last year, he told me he loved the way I covered ground and made tackles. He said he could see me as an outside linebacker [in college] which I'd be comfortable with. I was at a Wake Forest camp in June. It's early and I don't plan on committing anytime soon, but I'd like for the relationship I have with Coach Mac and all of the other Wake Forest coaches to continue to grow."

Wake Forest has plenty of competition for Pratt with Notre Dame and N.C. State extending offers and LSU, Nebraska, Ohio State, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech expressing serious interest. An outstanding start to the 2012 season will help to keep Pratt's recruiting momentum in tact. After six games, he's averaging close to 10 tackles per game with four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

"Things are going great," Pratt said on his junior season. "I have 35 solo tackles. This year I've improved on my cover skills and my reaction time. I'm reading plays well and making solid tackles. Last year was my first season as a starter, so I'm still getting better week-to-week."

Pratt has been been in double digits in tackles in his last four games and is on the same pace as he was last season when he finished with 117 tackles in 12 games. He's only made one unofficial visit so far this year, but would like to make more.

"Well, I went to Clemson, which was great," he said. "I'd like to go see some schools I haven't seen yet like Notre Dame. Right now, I'm just enjoying the process and getting to know the coaches. The school's coaching staff and the team chemistry are the two things I'm looking at when I make my visits."

The Central Bison have started the season at 4-2. They'll host Northwest Guiford on Friday night and try to redeem a 2011 loss to the Vikings.

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