James Joins The Deacs

Wake Forest picked up their third verbal commitment the day on Saturday evening when Matt James, a 6'4 receiver out of Raleigh, committed to the Demon Deacons. DeaconSports caught up with James for his comments on his commitment.

"I have been thinking about it for a week and went off to summer camp," Matt James said. "When I got back, I called my recruiting coach and committed to him."

Despite offers from East Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Navy, Air Force, Syracuse, Maryland, Kentucky and Western Carolina, James believed that Wake Forest's offer was one he could not refuse.

"I think the opportunities at Wake are endless," James said. "From the great education to the opportunity to play for a BCS school every year. The coaching staff, the location, everything is great."

James, who does not know many of the current players at Wake Forest, has built a relationship with the coaches and fellow recruits. "I don't know the players, but I know some of the coaches that I met for junior day," he said. "I know a few of the recruits that have committed for my class. That's about it."

Although James plays wide receiver at the high school level, he has a chance to play several positions at Wake Forest. "I am being recruited as an athlete," he said. "They'll give me a shot at wide receiver first, but if it doesn't work out, I can be an outside linebacker or a defensive end."

According to James, he feels that his verbal commitment to Wake Forest is solid. "It is definitely a solid commitment," he said. "I don't know that I'll take any official visits other than to Wake, but we'll see."

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