Anthony "Firm" In Commitment

Carver High School (NC) product Monte Anthony has verbally committed to Wake Forest. DeaconSports.com spoke with Monte and his coach, Keith Wilkes, about Monte's verbal.

5-10 185 pound Monte Anthony became Wake Forest's first public verbal commitment of the recruiting year Wednesday when he came forth with the announcement that he has decided to be a Demon Deacon.

"It's true," Anthony said, "I'm a Demon Deacon. I liked everything about Wake Forest - the coaching staff especially. I also liked the campus and liked what they said classroom-wise and everything. I enjoyed the coaches most of all though. I had a great experience at the camp."

Anthony played both cornerback and running back for the Carver Yellowjackets during his first three seasons in high school. "He's a three-year starter for us at running back," his coach Keith Wilkes told DeaconSports. "He's had 1000 yards every year. Unfortunately, a high ankle sprain has bothered him in past, but he's been great for us."

"Wake and East Carolina showed the most interest," Wilkes said. "Others showed attention but Wake really pressed with him at the camp and Coach Grobe and [his staff] are doing an outstanding job." East Carolina also offered Anthony.

Wilkes described Anthony as a "shifty runner with great speed" and "good hands out of the backfield." Wilkes also noted that Anthony is one of the top high school track stars in the state, running a 10.6 100 meter and carrying 4.4 speed.

Anthony has speed, but he also has stats to go with that. "Monte had 19 touchdowns and 1250 yards rushing in about eight games last year," Wilkes said.

Anthony, who said he is good friends with current Wake Forest football player Goryal Scales, said he is a solid commitment with Wake. "Right now, I'm firm with my commitment," Anthony noted.

Anthony, a prospect who benches 300 pounds, said he could play a variety of positions with Wake. "The coaches were looking at me at cornerback but they liked my tape and they'll look at me at running back too. I might have my choice of position."

We'll have more on Anthony and his verbal to Wake in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to DeaconSports.com for the latest!

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