Phelps Hopes to Earn Offer in Camp

The Wake Forest coaching staff has been recruiting Brandon Phelps for quite some time now. Phelps had hoped a Demon Deacon scholarship offer would be on the table before the summer, but it looks like he will have to prove his worth during the Deacons' summer camp.

"They haven't offered yet," said Brandon Phelps. "They've just talked to me when I visited there and want me to come to their one-day camp so that they can better evaluate me. They are also waiting on my transcripts."

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.


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