Florida OL Talks About WFU Verbal

As DeaconSports reported earlier, Wake Forest picked up a verbal commitment from Steven Justice earlier this week. DeaconSports spoke with Justice shortly after his verbal. In our exclusive interview with the Florida lineman, he talks about Wake Forest, his high school season, and his recruitment.

DeaconSports spoke with Steven Justice Tuesday afternoon, shortly after learning that the offensive lineman out of Florida had verbally committed to Wake Forest. "Yes, sir, I have [committed]," Justice said.

Justice said that Wake Forest had too many positives to pass up. "It is an up and coming program, it's building," Justice said. Wake's great academically and it's beautiful. It can't be beat all around with academics and football. And the coaching can't be beat either.

We asked Justice to talk about his visit to Wake Forest. "It was nice to be with the coaches," Justice told DeaconSports. "They were real down to earth with me and liked to hang around the kids. I went out with Tyson Clabo at night and got to meet some guys from the team. I got to see who was on the team so that was good.

"Also, I was there for the football banquet and saw the players," he continued. There was snow on the ground when I was there too. I hadn't seen snow in a while."

Justice visited with the likes of Ben Mauk and said he was very happy to be going to school with such a fine quarterback and a great person. "I was there with Ben Mauk," Justice said. "He went out with us and he's a real nice guy. Looks like he's going to be pretty good too. I've heard he's broken lots of records."

Justice, who graded out at 91% for the year, had 16 pancake blocks offensively and 53 tackles on defense. His senior performance drew offers from Southern Miss, Rutgers, South Florida, and Wake and brought heavy interest from many others. "Maryland came in late but didn't quite offer," Justice said. "Florida, Clemson, and Syracuse showed heavy interest in me too."

Justice took just one official visit – to Wake Forest – but it was enough for him to know that Winston-Salem was where he wanted to be. "I just took one visit and that was to Wake Forest," Justice said. "I won't take anymore visits as of right now. I'm set on Wake Forest."

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