Signee Profile: Frank Souza

A look at 2009 signee Frank Souza, a three-star defensive lineman from Nease High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Souza signed with Wake Forest Wednesday morning.

Profile: Frank Souza
Position: DT
Height: 6'4
Weight: 285

Senior Stats: 86 total tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 28 quarterback hurries, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery

Senior Awards: All-First Coast, All-County, Florida Times Union Super 24, Florida Times Union Super 11 , Third Team All-State

Why Wake Forest? "It's an awesome school. I visited other schools that were nothing compared to Wake. I liked the coaches a lot. The campus is real nice and I've got friends there. Academically I hear Wake Forest is a great place to go."

Nease assistant coach David San Juan: "He's a big strong kid who could win the state heavyweight lifting title. He has developed his strength and his toughness. I can't say enough about that...With Frank, a lot of people didn't know he broke his foot the 4th week of the year. He played the whole year with a broken foot. He played all year and had 12 sacks and 86 tackles. He was virtually unblockable except the week of the broken foot. That tells you a lot about the toughness of him."

Offers: Miami, FSU, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, UCLA, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Louisville, etc.

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