Big-Time Athlete Commits To WFU

Wake Forest dug deep into the state of Texas for the Deacons' latest verbal commitment on the gridiron. What Coach Grobe and company dug up in the Longhorn state was a gem of an athlete.

Wake Forest picked up a commitment from an All-American type athlete in the past week. Frisco, Texas athlete Chessley Johnson committed to the Wake Forest Demon Deacon program. DeaconSports confirmed his commitment Wednesday night with Frisco High School head coach Ronny Mullins.

"Yes he did," Mullins said in regards to Johnson committing to Wake Forest. "TCU, SMU, Kansas, BYU, Tulsa, A&M, those are some others that had contacted him."

Mullins told DeaconSports that Kansas and BYU both offered Johnson a scholarship along with Wake Forest.

Johnson, a 5'11, 170-pounder, could play a variety of positions at the college level. "He could play corner or wide receiver," Mullins said, "but he'll probably be a cornerback at the next level."

"He brings speed, quickness, excitement, and he's got the ability to run. He breaks on the ball well, he's a good cover guy. Cornerbacks like that are hard to find."

And cornerbacks like this are definitely hard to find. Johnson is an incredible athlete. This past season, Johnson had the longest triple jump in the entire country at the high school level at 51' 1 ¾", jumped over 24' in the long jump, has run a 10.6 100 meter in competition, and runs a 4.4 forty.

Stay tuned to DeaconSports in the near future for quotes and more from Deacon commit Chessley Johnson!

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