Dorty Holds Deacon Offer

Early on, the Wake Forest coaching staff informed Tristan Dorty that a possible scholarship offer hinged on a solid SAT score. After receiving his score, the 6-foot-2, 230-pound defensive end received his Wake Forest offer.

"They told me as soon as my SAT scores come in and if I passed it, I'd have a scholarship in my hands," said Dorty. "They actually offered like a month ago, when I was up there for an [unofficial] visit."

In addition to the Demon Deacons, Dorty holds an offer from Virginia.

In an effort to get in-depth with the staff and the campus, Dorty, who is being recruited by Brad Lambert, attended the Demon Deacons' camp about a week ago.

"The camp went good," said Dorty. "The coaches are like a family. I had a good experience there."

After camping in Winston-Salem, Dorty camped at N.C. State and North Carolina. He will be in Blacksburg July 8th for the Hokies' camp, and has been asked to camp at N.C. State again in July, but isn't sure if the second Wolfpack camp fits into his schedule

Currently, the Demon Deacons are found in Dorty's favorites list.

"My top four are Virginia Tech, UNC, Wake Forest, and then [N.C.] State," said Dorty.

According to Dorty, what separates Wake Forest is their campus size.

"Most schools are real big and have multiple campuses," said Dorty. "Wake Forest is right in the middle. It's not too big, but not too small. What you see is what you see. It's a nice campus."

During the Shrine Bowl Combine held in Jamestown (N.C.), Dorty clocked a 4.70-second 40-yard dash and a 4.97-second 20-yard shuttle. He also vertically jumped 30.3 inches and benched 185 pounds 12 times.

As a junior at Mt. Ulla (N.C.) West Rowan, Dorty earned all-conference and all-county recognition after accumulating 15 sacks, 30 tackles for a loss, and an interception.


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