Schofield Commits To Wake Forest

It was time. Channing Schofield had waited long enough to make his decision. Wake Forest had been his favorite for weeks, and Tuesday night, he made his decision.

"I felt like it was time to make my decision," Channing Schofield said. "I was pretty positive that I wanted to go to Wake Forest because I was in a comfortable situation and they were graduating [some seniors] out of the secondary…Playing time and playing early was a big factor."

"I talked to Coach Grobe, the secondary coach, everybody," Schofield continued. Everybody was really friendly. The friendliest of all – Coach Keith Henry when Schofield called on Tuesday to commit to the Demon Deacons.

"He was very happy because he tried to get me to commit early. Last month I told him I had to make another trip to Vanderbilt, but he told me when he got back from Vanderbilt to call and let me know. I'm still going to take that trip to Vanderbilt Friday, but with Wake Forest limited on scholarships with like 10 people already committed and a few slots left, that was a supporting factor in my decision to commit early. I didn't want to miss out on that opportunity to go to Wake Forest."

Schofield will play cornerback at Wake Forest and looks forward to the opportunity to learn man-to-man coverage better in the coming years. "They're recruiting me as a cover corner, so I have to work on my man-to-man coverage," he said. "From our [high school team's] perspective, we run against teams that run the wishbone and Wing-T. I don't have that much experience against man-to-man on receivers and covering their routes. Everything else, my skills are top notch, tackling, speed, catching and stuff. Everything is top notch."

Schofield received offers from Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Coastal Carolina before committing to the Deacons. He also received interest from Maryland, Georgia, Clemson, N.C. State, and Virginia.

Schofield plans to make an official visit to Wake Forest for a game later in the season.

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