Dillon talks more on Deacon commitment

Thomas Dillon made the Wake Forest coaching staff "very happy" with a commitment on July 15th. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back, who had offers from the likes of BYU, Colorado, and Fresno State said the Deacons offer was the "toughest to get" and made his commitment to Coach Derrick Jackson just after returning home to Houston after a visit to Winston-Salem.

"Wake Forest was the last school to offer me," Dillon told DeaconSports. "It came last spring from Coach Jackson. He came to my school and saw me practice then went back and talked to Coach Grobe about me. They liked my hips, my ability to catch the ball and make the interception, not just bat it down, my cover skills, and the way I can come up and make a hit. The offer definitely took the longest to get.

"The day before I committed, Coach Grobe told me he was talking with Coach Jackson about the possibility of me committing to them. Then it happened. They were both very happy, a little shocked, but kind of expected it at the same time."

Dillon has been a varsity starter his first three years of high school at The Kinkaid School. He has been an All-Conference performer in each of those seasons for the Falcons. Dillon says he's excited to see how his game will translate to ACC competition.

"On the visit I really liked the small campus size," Dillon said of Wake Forest. I'd like to do something in Sports Management after I graduate and Wake Forest has one of the best Business schools in the country. Playing in the ACC will give me a big platform to perform on. Wake Forest is going to have one of the best secondaries in the nation. I like to watch them and everything they do defensively. They have some guys with a great chance at the NFL and that's what I want to be a part of."

Dillon also plays basketball at Kinkaid and was third in the conference in the 110 meter hurdles this past spring with a 15.1 time. He was a part of two Southwest Prep Conference-Big Schools championships as a freshman and sophomore, but his team fell in the final game to Episcopal in 2012. His teammate, Marvin Saunders, will join him in the ACC after making his commitment to Florida State.


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