Prescott Hearing From Wake

While the Wake Forest staff is preparing for a huge recruiting weekend with class of 2007 targets, they are still keeping in close contact with their 2008 prospects. DeaconSports caught up with a Wake target that recently heard from the Deacs.

Chris Prescott is one recruit they've been in recent contact with and the (CT) Northwest Catholic standout said the Demon Deacons are among the schools recruiting him the hardest.

"Wake Forest is coming down very strong," Prescott said Tuesday night. "Rutgers, Miami, Boston College, UConn those are the strongest ones."

Along with those five Prescott is receiving interest from UMass, Louisville, Georgetown, St. Johns, Clemson, Syracuse, Penn State, Illinois, Rhode Island and Boston College. Rhode Island and UMass are the only two that have offered to this point.

While the Demon Deacons have yet to offer a scholarship they have contacted Prescott since the evaluation period ended.

"I just talked to their coach yesterday," he said. "Coach [Jeff] Battle has been in communication with me and he's going to come up to Connecticut sometime in the next month or two."

"The coaches are real cool. I like their coaches' personality. Of course Wake Forest is a real good school and I like their style of play and their style of coaching. We will just have to see what happens from there."

With summer over, college coaches are trying to persuade Prescott to take some unofficial visits to their campus. Rutgers, Boston College, UConn, St. John's, UMass and Wake Forest are all schools that he hopes to visit soon.

"Not only have me and [Coach Battle] talked about him coming down this fall to see me play, but we've talked about me going down there for an unofficial visit this fall or this spring."

While Prescott is a long way from making a college decision he already knows what he is looking for. He said being able to make an impact and the coaching staff will play major rolls in his final decision.

"When I sit down [to make a decision] it's going to be who is coming in with me and who is there before me," Prescott said. "I'm not saying I want to go in right away and start but I'm going to be smart about where I fit in with the program."


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