Helms still solid

Cory Helms made his commitment to Wake Forest in June. At the time, he was just the second commitment in the Demon Deacon recruiting class. After six months, Helms is still solid and has a big December planned with a visit to Houston for the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl on the 30th.

"I thought the season went well," said Cory Helms. "It was tough loss to South Gwinnett in the playoffs. Individually, I felt like I played really well. I was a team captain. I made first team All- Fulton County and I'm the watch list for All-State. To play center you need to be quick. I think I'm getting quicker, with improvement in my foot work and speed and my overall athleticism. You also need to be smart to make calls at the line of scrimmage and I'm getting stronger in my knowledge of the game.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound center who played at Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga. said he has been cleared by the NCAA and is now preparing himself, mentally and physically, for the next stage of his playing career.

"I'm working out every day," Helms said. "I'm not only working out in the weight room, but I'm doing speed and agility training too. I'd like to be in tip-top shape when I go in as a freshman. The starting center position will be up for grabs and I'd like to try and get the job. I'm just going to go in and compete and do my best. It's all about competition."

Helms had the Wake Forest coaches at his house for an in-home visit just last week. A frequent visitor to Winston-Salem during the season, Helms is planning on taking his official visit to Wake Forest next month.

"I made it to the UNC, Boston College, and Vanderbilt games this season," Helms shared. "I'm looking forward to the official visit on January 18th because most of the committed players will be there with some of the top recruits Wake Forest is hoping to sign. We've bonded as a group and I think that's going to help us be successful when we arrive on campus."

Helms will continue his career at Wake Forest with Milton teammate, Josh Harris. The pair have played on the same offensive line together since the 8th grade. When Helms made his commitment to offensive line coach Jonathan Himebach this summer, it was Harris who committed soon afterward.

Helms has the center position running through his blood. His father, Scott, was a two year player at center for the University of Alabama.


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