Jake Simpson was first team all-region the last two seasons, and honorable mention all-state class 5-A by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Simpson had 103 tackles, five TFL, nine QB hurries, three sacks and an interception in his senior season. He chose Wake over Army.
Simpson: "I love the way Coach Clawson runs his program and believe that everyone on his staff is hungry to win. Coach (Dave) Cohen and I have a great relationship and him being straight up with me and honest from the beginning has given me great representation of the program as a whole."