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Healthy Hartman works to continually improve his game

Wake Forest quarterback commit Sam Hartman continues to improve his game and is eager to join the Deacs.

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Despite more than 300 passing yards from Wake Forest QB commit Sam Hartman, the Davidson Day Patriots fell short to Charlotte Latin 38-19 Monday night at Hough High School.

“It was good to see where we’re at. We considered it a measuring stick game,” Hartman said. “Hats off to them, they came to play in both the first and second half. They hit us in the mouth.”

Hartman went through a medical scare just a few months ago and lost 25 pounds right before his junior season began.  

“I’m back healthy. The scars are just a memory that I can come back from anything. Having that in my past will help me do anything,” Hartman said.

Showcasing a physical style, Hartman completely laid out a defender at the tail end of a scramble Monday.  

“I enjoy it. They get mad at me for doing it. I don’t like the quarterback label of not taking hits,” he said. “I like to deliver those hits. They gave it back to me later.”

Hartman is a part of productive pipeline from Davidson Day to Wake Forest. Wake freshman starting running back Cade Carney is already in Winston-Salem, with linebacker Chase Monroe set to join the Deacs next season.

“It’s so cool to see him doing work. It’s just awesome,” Hartman said. “I’m so proud of him. I can’t wait to get up there and start playing with him.”

Hartman didn’t join Monroe at BB&T Field Saturday for the Deacs win over Syracuse, instead spending the day with Davidson Day coach Chad Grier reviewing tape. He’s still very aware of the Deacs great start.

“It’s awesome. It’s so cool seeing them all over the ACC Network,” he said. “I’m ready to get up there and make a statement with them.”

Despite putting up video game numbers to start the season, Hartman hasn’t heard from other schools.  

“Coach R (Wake offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero) and coach Clawson are really the only coaches hitting me up right now,” he said. “I’m 100 percent committed to Wake. I’m just going to keep it like that to all the schools.”

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