Three-Star OL Commits To Wake Forest

Wake Forest picked up another big-time offensive line commitment this past weekend when Gage Crews, a 6'4 ½, 310-pound lineman from Bainbridge High School in Georgia committed to Wake Forest.

DeaconSports caught up with Gage Crews on Monday night to confirm his verbal to Wake Forest. Crews talked about his visit to Winston-Salem.

"I got up there about 4:00 [on Friday] and I met Coach Lambert," Crews said. "We got all settled in and stuff and took a short little run around the campus to look at it and that kind of thing. The coaches were in a staff meeting so we went in there. I was the only person there on a visit this weekend. I met all the coaches and we later on went out to eat and, of course, it was awesome."

That night, Crews was able to spend time with a future teammate, Winston-Salem native Matt Brim. "That night I went out with Matt Brim, we just watched a movie and hung out," Crews noted. "The next day we woke up, ate breakfast, took a tour of the campus, had a position meeting of the OL with Coach Lobo, went and ate, and talked with [some academic faculty."] Crews finished the day with supper at the Bonefish Grill and a trip to the mall.

On the final day, Crews sat down with Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe. "The last day, I had a meeting with Coach Grobe and I committed to Wake Forest," Crews exclaimed. "He was elated. All the coaches were really excited. They had been telling me all weekend what a fit it was for me and I really began to see that when I was there."

The Georgia native noted that he enjoyed everything about his visit to Winston-Salem. "Just everything," he said. "I like the small size of the university and any degree from Wake Forest is a good degree. I liked it all. I have the opportunity to make an impact in the football program early too."

While getting the early opportunity is a positive, Crews had mixed feelings about redshirting. "The thing about redshirting is that you get a year of maturity, learn the system, get adjusted to the speed of game and get a free year of college of course," Crews exclaimed. "But it's also pretty good to go up there and play college football in your first year."

While Crews has decided on Wake Forest, he also had several other offers before deciding. "I had offers from Wake Forest, Southern Miss, Troy, South Carolina, and early this spring LSU offered but midway through they called back and took it back because supposedly they filled up their offensive line spots."

Crews, who benches 380 and squats 370, plans to major in computer science at Wake Forest.

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