Phelps, a 6-foot-1, 245-pound tight end from Jamestown (N.C.) Ragsdale, has visited Winston-Salem for the Demon Deacons' spring game and a few of their spring practices. During his campus stays Phelps got a good look into the football and academic programs at Wake Forest and like what he saw.
"They have a good football program and a good academic program," said Phelps. "And I really liked their coaches when I visited there."
He was impressed so much that Phelps has crowned Wake Forest as his leader.
"Wake is my number one," said Phelps. "They show me that they are very interested in me."
The Wake Forest coaching staff is recruiting Phelps at tight end. However, the plan is to add weight to Phelps's frame and possibly move him to the offensive line.
Phelps is no stranger to blocking; he spent the past two years opening holes for All-American Toney Baker, but still pulled in nine touchdown receptions.
In addition to Wake Forest, Phelps will camp at Clemson, Duke and North Carolina this summer.