"I committed to Wake today," said Cross. "The offer came today and I committed on the spot. I felt good about Wake after I camped there and I told myself if they offer that is where I am going."
Cross also admitted it is nice to have the process over with. "It is a bit of relief to have the decision off my shoulders," he noted. "I went to a lot of camps this summer and worked hard in the off season to get ready for my upcoming season but my college decision was always in the back of my mind."
Cross made it clear that his number one priority as a quarterback is to help his team win. "To be honest, I have never been caught up in ratings or stars or anything like that. My goal has always been to get better and help my team win. This year my team is Chattahoochee High School and thankfully after this season I will be part of the Wake Forest program."
What made Wake the right place for Cross? "Wake is just a perfect fit for me. I will get a world class education first and foremost. I will also get the opportunity to play for Coach Grobe and compete for a BCS title. It is also not far from home."
The Demon Deacon coaching staff is also thrilled to have Cross on board. "When I was offered by Coach Elrod and I committed to him, he was real excited and relieved. I think he was expecting me to wait a while before I made a decision but I knew Wake is where I wanted to be."
Cross is coming off a season where he accounted for over 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns for Chattahoochee. His team begins practice Wednesday in preparation for the 2008 season. After his time at Chattahoochee, Cross will bring a strong and accurate arm as well as a winning attitude to the Wake Forest program. He is a noted as a team-first player that will do whatever it takes for his team to be successful.