Deacons Lead For VA Athlete

Tazewell High School athlete Matt Muncy grew up following ACC football. It was his dream to step on the field as a player in the ACC and Saturday, he was officially offered that opportunity.

During a visit to Wake Forest for the Demon Deacons' junior day, Matt Muncy was offered a scholarship by Deacon coaching staff. "When I first got there, they had us in a dining room and served us a meal," Muncy said Monday evening. "The coaches were standing around and I ate my meal and the tight ends coach came over and said that after I finished eating, if I would step outside he wanted to talk to me. I went out and it was the [a few of the coaches] and they said they were offering and that they were looking forward to coaching me."

After being offers by the assistant coaches, Coach Grobe pulled Muncy into his office and had a talk with the Tazewell, Virginia native. "He told me a little about Wake Forest and that I would look great wearing the black and gold and he hoped I chose to play at Wake Forest."

At 6'4, 212 pounds, Muncy could play a variety of positions if he wound up at Wake Forest. "Some schools are recruiting me as a quarterback, some wide receiver, and when I was on the visit on Saturday most of the coaches were joking about where I would play. The tight ends coach said tight end and the receiver coach came up saying wide receiver, then the linebackers coach said outside backer."

Muncy noted that he would prefer to play on the offensive side of the ball at the next level. "Anywhere on offense is good," he said, "but I like defense also. If I had to pick, I would say offense which is good because the coaches said they would probably really play me at wide receiver."

Wake Forest's offer to Muncy to play receiver was the talented athlete's first offer but it may not be his last. "I have all the ACC schools after me," said Muncy. "UVa, Virginia Tech, UNC, and then I'm hearing from a bunch of SEC schools like Vanderbilt, USC, Stanford, Ohio State, Rutgers, and Syracuse. There's been a bunch that's contacted but Wake was my first offer."

That early offer could go a long way in landing Muncy. "Right now, I can say I've always been a huge ACC fan. Wake Forest is my favorite now but I'm looking at almost all of the schools recruiting me. I'd like to commit early but I'll probably wait about two months and see what comes up. Right now, I'm pretty much dead set on Wake Forest but it's a big decision. I don't want to hop into anything, but I would like to decide in one or two months."

Muncy, who played wide receiver, quarterback, running back, kick returner, punt returner, and safety this past season with Tazewell, was named All-District at quarterback despite only playing the position half of the season.


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