Deacs grab 1st 2014 commitment

Wake Forest received their first commitment from Cameron Glenn of Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. over the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back was visiting campus with his parents and he came to the conclusion it was time to end his recruitment while he was there. Glenn spoke to DeaconSports.com to elaborate further on his pledge to the Wake Forest football program.

"I loved the visit," Glenn said. "We toured the campus, went to the stadium, and watched the team scrimmage. I talked to the academic directors. After doing all of that, I committed to Coach Stubblefield and Coach Jackson.

"Wake Forest made my decision easy. It's ACC football. You get a nice education that's worth about sixty thousand dollars a year. They're very strict on grades. That stood out to me. The coaches were more accessible too. I could always get in contact with them a lot easier than I could with some of the other colleges that were recruiting me."

Glenn choice Wake Forest over offers from Cincinnati, Connecticut, Georgia State, Indiana, Iowa State, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri, Old Dominion, and Purdue.

"It was just a couple of weeks ago when I received my offer from Coach Jackson," he said. "At the time, I was surprised because I hadn't been talking to them. They like my open field tackling and ability to make a big hit. He said they wanted bigger safeties and liked my size at 6-foot-1, 6-foot-2."

Stephenson is an Atlanta area powerhouse. They've had 25 of their football players sign with D-1 programs in the past two recruiting cycles. Normally, at Stephenson, you have to wait until you're an upperclassmen to see much playing time. Glenn waited his turn and made the most of it as a junior.

"Last season was my first as a starter," said Glenn. "I made 62 tackles, 37 were solo and 25 assisted. I also had three picks, seven tackles for loss, and 6 pass breakups.

"We lost to Ware County last year in the third round of the 5A playoffs. That didn't sit well with us. We're going to be a lot better as a team this year. I have no personal goals for my senior season. I just want a ring."

On April 13th, Glenn plans on attending the Nike Football Training Camp at Buford High School. He's hoping to make it back to Winston-Salem for the annual Spring Game on April 20th at BB&T Field. Currently, Glenn is in track and field competing in the 100 meter dash, hurdles, long jump, and two relay events. He is the third Stephenson Jaguar to make a verbal commitment this spring with Dallas Rivers (Vanderbilt) and Ronald Peterkin (Georgia State).


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