Petit-Jean: Winston-Salem Bound!

Several members of the Wake Forest coaching staff took another trip to Florida on Tuesday. They left Naples, Fla. Tuesday afternoon with a verbal commitment from one of their top remaining targets, Junior Petit-Jean.

"I talked to my family and my coaches [Monday] and I told them I was going to make this commitment today," said Petit-Jean. "They supported me and I made the decision. I felt like I made the right decision."

Petit-Jean, a 6-foot 190-pound safety, orally committed to Ray McCartney, Steed Lobotzke, and Brad Lambert during an in-home visit.

"I felt like Wake Forest was my number one school," said Petit-Jean. "The family atmosphere, being in the ACC, and everything came out to that Wake Forest was the school for me. So I committed."

Firm in his pledge, Petit-Jean is looking to cancel his official visit to Wisconsin scheduled for this weekend.

"I don't plan to [take any other official visits]," said Petit-Jean. "I tried to call Wisconsin today and tell them, but I think they still want me to go up there to their visit. But, this is a solid verbal."

Petit-Jean officially visited Wake Forest in mid-December.

"[The Wake Forest visit] affected me a lot," said Petit-Jean. "It gave me a good perspective. I could visualize myself there."

After arriving in Winston-Salem this fall, Petit-Jean expects to see the field.

"There's a great opportunity to play early there," said Petit-Jean. "Both of their starting safeties are leaving and I think they only have two returning backups and only one with playing time. Me being the only safety recruit, I have a great opportunity to play early."

Despite missing two and a half games with a turf toe injury, Petit-Jean had a great senior season accumulating 55 tackles, two interceptions, five sacks, four forced fumbles, four blocked field goals and a blocked punt.

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