Betros: Winston-Salem Bound

Wake Forest's football program picked up their third commitment from the class of 2008 this week as Scott Betros, a linebacker from Jacksonville, Florida, committed to the Deacon coaching staff.

Scott Betros, a 6'1 ½, 225-pound linebacker committed to Wake Forest this week, joining fellow Jacksonville, Florida natives Riley Haynes and Ted Stachitas in Wake Forest's 2008 recruiting class.

"I was sitting in the living room with my family talking about everything and the offers and what I was waiting on. We came to the conclusion that I wasn't waiting on anything because nothing could be better than what we've got at Wake Forest. I called up Coach Elrod and committed. I was really excited about it."

On top of that, Coach Elrod was excited to welcome Betros to the Demon Deacon football family. "He was really excited," Betros noted. "He even said he and his wife were talking about me earlier and also that Coach Lambert had just asked if he thought they would get me at Wake and Coach Elrod said he thought I would commit soon."

Although Betros had offers from a handful of schools including Duke, Indiana, Illinois, Southern Miss, and Ole Miss prior to committing, his visit to Wake Forest put the Demon Deacons over the top. "I had a great time," he said. "The first visit I had I went up with my family – my little brother and mother. Coach Elrod gave us a tour and it was gorgeous. Then we met up with Hunter Haynes and talked with him and he had nothing but positive things to say about the school. We then took a tour around the campus and it was just gorgeous."

"I don't know what else you can ask for," he continued. "It was an incredible experience for me."

Betros is also familiar with a host of Demon Deacons from the Jacksonville area including Riley Haynes, Hunter Haynes, Cannon Gaskin, Chance Raines, and John Russell. It is another Demon Deacon's play who Betros hopes to mirror, however.

"Hopefully I can take over the role Jon Abbate had," Betros said. "Coach says I'm the same type of linebacker he is. I'm a little taller but we play a lot of like and I hope to bring another linebacker like him into another era at Wake Forest."

In his junior campaign, Betros collected an Abbate-like 122 tackles in 11 games including 10 for a loss, 8 pass breakups, and 2 interceptions.


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