Flintall Firm In Commitment?

Wake Forest verbal commitment L.J. Flintall committed to Wake after the Deacs gave him his first official offer back in April. Since then, Flintall has picked up five more offers. Is the Burlington Cummings running back still a Deacon commitment?

You bet he is. In fact, Flintall is even helping the Deacons recruit other prospects to join him in Winston-Salem.

"[The coaches] told me to call at least once a week," Flintall said. This week, however, Flintall is doing one better. "I'm taking a visit on Thursday to Wake, actually," Flintall said. "I'm actually bringing Whitman Reese from Southern Durham down with me." Flintall and Reese will visit with Coach Grobe, Mitchell, and Mullins on their visit.

While Flintall hopes to bring track teammate Reese to Winston-Salem when he arrives in 2005, he is also working on other prospects he sees out at different events. "I've spoken with [other recruits,]" Flintall said. "I tell them we're going to be a pretty good team with Ben Mauk and guys like Willie Idlette there. We're going to win some games. If you want to be on a team that wins games and a place with good academics, come to Wake."

That's just what Flintall plans to do, despite receiving offers from Vanderbilt, Duke, North Carolina A&T, Navy, and most recently, North Carolina.

He had thought about attending a few camps this summer, he has no plans to do so anymore. "Nothing to prove," Flintall said when asked about attending camps this summer. "I don't need to impress anyone now that I know where I'm going," Flintall noted.

While he has no camp plans this summer, Flintall does have a busy summer ahead, mainly on the track. This weekend it all begins with a track meet in Charlotte. Flintall also has track events at the University of South Carolina, in Baltimore, and in Oregon this summer.

Recently, Flintall ran his fastest 100 meters time with a 10.9 automatically timed run. Flintall has also increased his bench press max to 285 and can bench 225 ten times.

Stay tuned to DeaconSports for more on Flintall and Reese's visit after they return from Winson-Salem.

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