Caparelli Anxious To Learn More

Lucas Caparelli of Fairfax (Va.) Robinson Secondary is among the few recruits who find themselves with an early scholarship offer from Wake Forest . The speedy athlete is still learning about the Demon Deacon football program and university aspects of Wake Forest and admits a campus trip would speed up the education process.

"I have never visited Wake Forest," said Lucas Caparelli. "I'd love to get down there and check things out in Winston-Salem.

"A former teammate - Clarence Vaughn, he goes there and from what I hear it's an awesome place and I'd love to check it out."

Since the Demon Deacons tendered Caparelli a few months back, Vaughn has worked as an extended member of the Wake Forest recruiting staff in an attempt to reunite on the football field with his former teammate.

"I've watched them play ball and from what I hear from Clarence, I hear it's a great place," said Caparelli. "It's a good area to go to school and they're running a good program down there."

In addition to the Deacons, Caparelli claims offers from Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh. While he has yet to visit Winston-Salem, Caparelli has attended junior days at Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Virginia.

Caparelli stars at both tailback and defensive back for Robinson Secondary, and also returns punts and kicks. With all that versatility, Wake Forest is recruiting the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder as an athlete.

"They really haven't clarified where they'd like to see me play," said Caparelli. "They'll talk running back and then all the sudden they talk about putting me on the defensive side of the ball."

Last season, Caparelli rushed for 1,910 yards and 28 touchdowns and recorded 430 receiving yards. He also ran a punt and a kick in for touchdowns.

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