"He visited Wake Forest and the folks that showed him around were my former players at Wilmington Laney (Cori Stukes, Tarence Williams, and R.D. Montgomery) and he really enjoyed his visit," Walters said. "That helped him make his decision."
Gaskins, a defensive tackle, has worked hard to be who he is now – a great player with scholarship offers from ACC schools. "Eric has tremendous character," Coach Walters told DeaconSports. "He's a hard worker and will be an asset to Wake Forest University. His work ethic is great – he's a hard worker."
That hard work has brought him down in weight, increased his speed, and has made him into a top prospect. "He's 6-3, 265 now," Coach Walters noted. "He's dropped weight and has great feet. His feet are probably his best asset, but he's relentless too. He forces a double team every play."
Gaskins also has a true 5.2 40-time and benches 285 pounds. Gaskins is doing "well" in the classroom as well.
Virginia and Wake Forest were the two schools offering Gaskins scholarships early in the process. North Carolina, Clemson, and Georgia Tech also showed interest in the Southern Durham star.
So is Gaskins' verbal to Wake Forest firm? It sure is, says Coach Walters. "He's made up his mind," Walters noted. "He's not going to take anymore visits."