Fresh off of visit to Winston-Salem, Altoona (Acworth, Georgia) High School defensive end Royce Francis gave his verbal commitment to the Deacs in early June.
“The visit was amazing,” Francis said. “I saw the construction of the new facilities and was super excited about my future at Wake.”
It was the full package of what’s offered at Wake Forest that sold Francis on the Deacs.
“The value of the degree is what sold me on Wake Forest,” he said. “Eventually football ends and a Wake Forest degree goes a long way in the workplace.”
Francis is a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end who was added to the 2018 class for the Deacs.
“I'm good against the run and pass and have a very fast first step,” he said about his strengths. “Every play I sprint which leads to high tackle totals.”
Francis said the Wake coaching staff sees him progressing as a strong side defensive end.
“Wake forest fans need to know that I put 110 percent in everything I do,” Francis said. “Whether it be on the field or in the classroom they need to know that I will put everything I have into winning Wake Forest an ACC Championship.”