Stamper Talks Commitment

West Forsyth athlete John Stamper committed to Wake Forest at the spring game just over a week ago. The Winston-Salem native decided to go ahead and pull the trigger, giving his word that he will bring his two-sport act to Winston-Salem.

"I went back to [Wake Forest for] the spring game and I committed," John Stamper said. "I told Coach Grobe. He was excited along with all the coaches."

With his commitment to Wake Forest, the Deacons now have two commitments from the class of 2007, both from West Forsyth (NC) High School. Linebacker Kyle Jarrett has also committed to Wake. "The fact that it was a smaller school, down the road from my house, and I can be close to family and friends can come see me play," Stamper said when asked why he chose Wake. "Kyle [Jarrett] will be there. We're hopefully going to room together."

Currently, Stamper is playing baseball for the West Forsyth Titans but, once the season is over, his focus will be on preparing for his senior season on the gridiron, working on his "speed and explosion to the ball."

Stamper, a 6', 190-pound safety, plans to keep busy at Wake Forest. Along with managing academics and football, Stamper also hopes to walk-on to the baseball team as well. "I'm going to try to walk-on after my freshman year," the centerfielder noted. Stamper also had an offer to play baseball at UNC-Greensboro.

Stamper, who has already attended the combine this year, also plans to attend the Shrine Bowl combine at Ragsdale and the Nike Camp at Clemson.

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