Tetlow visits WFU

Eric Tetlow, a 6-foot-6, offensive lineman who was offered by the Wake Forest staff in May, took an official visit to the university this weekend. After his game Friday night against his school's biggest rival, Tetlow left Richmond, Va. early Saturday morning with his parents to make it to Wake Forest's early afternoon game with Duke.

"It was fun," said Eric Tetlow. "I really enjoyed it. I got a chance to meet a lot of the players, talk in depth with Come Himebauch, and see the school for what it really is. My player-host was Hunter Goodwin, who Coach Himebauch said was a guy very similar to me. He's an offensive lineman from Baltimore. I really liked him a lot.

"We left at 5:30 (A.M.) and got there at 9:30. I rode on the team bus and got to do the Deacon Walk which was really cool. Then I stayed on the sidelines. It was cold and wet and it was a tough loss, but I had a good time. Afterwards, I went with Hunter and his roommate, Chad Hedlund, to the Chop House which was awesome. They have really good food."

Tetlow was at a Wake Forest camp over the summer where he performed well. On Sunday, he got to sit down with the head coach before he made the journey back home to Richmond.

"When I was at camp in June I talked with Coach Grobe for like an hour," Tetlow said. "This time the meeting was shorter. He kind of restated how much he'd like to have me there. He told me how much he likes me as a player and as a person. I also met with an academic advisor for about 45 minutes. Then I went with Coach Himebach and watch some film of some of the good things they did in the Duke game. He went over some of his coaching techniques and talked about the plans he has for me on the O-Line."

Although Tetlow said he isn't quite ready yet to make a commitment, he said Wake Forest has many of the things he's looking for in a college program.

"Academics are definitely my first priority," he explained, "and Wake Forest offers great academics. I want to play for a great O-Line coach and I think Coach Himebauch is very good. He has a teaching degree and incorporates that into how he teaches kids to learn the game. Coach Grobe consistently puts talent into the NFL. I think four players from last year's squad are on NFL rosters.

"I'm putting together my early highlight film and plan on sending that out soon to FSU, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, and Virginia Tech. I'll probably make one or two more official visits and be ready to decide."

Tetlow plays at Mills E. Godwin High School in Richmond. He says he's played "everywhere" on the line this season and also plays defensive tackle. The Eagles are off to a 2-2 start and will play John Marshall this Saturday afternoon.


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