"I'm Ready To Be Official"

Punter Dan Caldwell of Oxford (AL) High School will join a line of impressive punters to play at Wake Forest when he signs his Letter of Intent with Wake Forest Wednesday morning.

"I'm signing at 10:30 am, Wednesday morning," Dan Caldwell said. "Me and an offensive lineman are signing. "[My family and I] are excited and looking forward to it," Caldwell noted. "I'm ready to be official."

Caldwell, who visited Wake Forest officially at the beginning of December, has remained 100% solid to the Demon Deacon program since then. In fact, he recently took another visit up to visit the campus and hang out with fellow Deacon kicker Sam Swank.

"I was up there a couple of weekends ago," he noted. "I came back up under the radar. I came up and visited and stayed at a hotel and got to stay there and hang out with Sam Swank. I just said ‘Hey I feel like going to Wake Forest again so I made the trip. I got to learn my way around."

Following in the footsteps of All-American punter Ryan Plackemeier, Deacon fans should expect booming punts off the leg of Caldwell in the years to come. Caldwell averaged 43-yards per punt as a senior.

"The thing about Dan is that he's a good kid, works hard, and is a good person," said Oxford High School head coach Josh Niblett. "Dan's a good kid, a guy with character."

"He's excited about being a part of the Wake program," Niblett continued. "The big thing for Wake was that their last two punters have been Ray Guy award types. On top of that, he can go in and get a look early at Wake Forest."


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