Shaver Holding Out For Wake Offer

Bath County (Va.) High School is one of the smaller schools in the state of Virginia. Still, Bath County has put out a handful of college football players in recent years and has one more on the way in 6'6, 235-pound tight end Tommy Shaver.

Tommy Shaver plays both tight end and defensive end for Bath County High School. Though one of the smaller high schools in the state of Virginia, Bath County has sent several prospects to the next level, most notably Jacob and John Phillips who play football at William & Mary and Virginia, respectively.

The next D-I prospect out of Bath County is Shaver, a tight end/defensive end combo. With offers already in hand, it is just a matter of how high of a level Shaver will play at the next level. Currently, Phillips has offer from VMI and James Madison while South Carolina, Marshall, and Wake Forest have shown interest.

"I was looking to make an early decision but I'm still waiting for Wake to offer," Shaver said this past week. I keep up with Coach Billings. He just said that usually they don't offer all that early but that there's another kid ahead of me."

Shaver, who would prefer playing tight end at the next level, has visited Wake on several occasions. "I came down to the Clemson game and I've been to a game my sophomore and a few my junior years," Shaver said. "Besides that they lost, they came out strong and looked good in that one."

As for the Demon Deacon program, the entire atmosphere around Wake Forest is what draws Shaver to yearn to be a Demon Deacon. "Just everything," Shaver said when asked what he liked about Wake Forest. "I'm from a small high school with about 300 kids. They're a small school and the campus and everything and I've got family in Winston-Salem."

Shaver, who makes an unofficial visit to the schools on his list each weekend, expects to be in attendance on November 4th for Wake's contest against Boston College.


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