Deacons Lead For Boone

Being first to extend Andre Boone a scholarship offer put Wake Forest in the race, while an unofficial visit to Winston-Salem in early April firmly entrenched the Demon Deacons as the leader for Boone's February signature.

"I really like Wake Forest – they are my leader so far," said Andre Boone. "I like the coaches and players from talking to them – I think I would fit in there real well and the campus is beautiful."

Boone, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound tailback from Virginia Beach (Va.) Cox, soon received offers from Akron and Kent State after Wake Forest's tender. He is also receiving interest from North Carolina, Boston College, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Virginia, Michigan State, Maryland and Nebraska.

After receiving a scholarship from Wake Forest, Boone decided to attend the Deacons' spring game. In addition to watching the game, Cox was able to dive deeper into both the football and academic programs at WFU.

"Besides watching the spring game, I took a tour around the campus and got introduced to the other coaches," said Boone. "It's a real academic school and I thought it was great."

If things continue down the same path, Wake Forest could receive their first verbal commitment for the class of 2006 as Boone hopes to seal the deal very soon.

"I hope to commit to a school before the regular season starts or early in the season," said Boone. "I'd like to get it out of the way."

Boone, who is also a star on the baseball diamond, is being recruiting to play tailback by the Deacons. Last season he rushed for 1,138 yards and 11 touchdowns on 210 carries (5.42-average).

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