WFU Announces 2003 Signing Class

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ---- Twenty-three highly-regarded student-athletes have signed national letters-of-intent to join the Demon Deacon football program next fall, head coach Jim Grobe announced on Wednesday.


 "I'm very excited about this class," said Grobe.  "I thought last
year's class was one of the strongest we had seen, and I think this
year's group is even more talented.  We took care of a lot of needs.  I
think this class has a chance to continue laying the foundation of the
program we're trying to build here at Wake Forest." 

 Highlighting Wake Forest's 2003 signing class is quarterback Ben Mauk,
Ohio's Mr. Football for 2002.  Mauk is one of the most prolific
quarterbacks in high school history, setting national records for career
passing attempts, completions and yards while throwing 179 touchdown
passes during his career at Kenton High School. 

 The WFU coaching staff also found some top talent in their own
backyard, signing offensive lineman Matt Brim out of Carver High School.
Brim helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the 2002 3-A state championship
and is considered one of North Carolina's best prep players. 

 With this signing class, Wake Forest bolstered its depth on both lines,
signing four offensive linemen and five on the defensive front.  In
addition to Brim, WFU added two offensive lineman from the state of
Florida - Louis Frazier (Clearwater/Clearwater HS) and Steve Justice
(Port Orange/New Smyrna Beach HS).  Another offensive lineman, Brodie
Overstreet, hails from Danville, Ky. (Boyle County HS) and is considered
that state's top lineman prospect.  Another Floridian, Aaron McKenzie
(Lakeland/George Jenkins HS), signed with WFU as a defensive lineman. 

 The Deacon staff also found three highly-touted defensive line
prospects in the state of Georgia,  signing Jeromy Jones (Wheeler HS)
and Zachary Stukes (Sprayberry HS) out of Marietta, along with Matthew
Robinson of Cedartown (Cedartown HS).   Robinson is considered one of
the Peach State's highest-regarded prospects as well as one of the
nation's top DEs.  Defensive end Jyles Tucker, who originally signed
with WFU in 2002, will join the Deacs this fall after spending a season
at Hargrave Military Academy. 

 Wake Forest also improved its overall team speed with the addition of
athletes Micah Andrews (Duluth, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian), Devin
Blake (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast HS), D'Angelo Bryant (New
Ellenton, S.C./Silver Bluff HS), Kevin Marion (St. Petersburg,
Fla./Dixie Hollins HS) and Travo Woods (Altamonte Springs, Fla./Lyman
HS).  Andrews (the son of former NFL running back William Andrews) and
Woods signed with WFU as running backs, while Blake and Bryant will
bolster the Deacon secondary.  Marion, who broke a 16-year-old Florida
state record in the long jump (25'5"), comes to WFU as a wide receiver. 

 In addition to Mauk, Wake Forest also signed quarterback Bruce Hall
(Milton, Fla./Milton HS), who is considered one of the nation's top
dual-threat quarterbacks.  Hall passed for over 5,600 yards, rushed for
over 2,500 yards and was responsible for 65 touchdowns during his prep

 "I feel this is a fairly balanced class," Grobe said.  "We would have
liked to sign another running back and wide receiver, but overall I feel
we took care of our needs on both sides of the ball." 

 Florida and Georgia are well-represented in Wake Forest's signing class
this year, as the Deacons signed seven prospects from each of those
states.  But the WFU coaching staff also recruited heavily in North
Carolina, signing two highly-regarded athletes in Kenneth Moore, a
cornerback out of Charlotte (Butler HS) and Delon Lowe, a wide receiver
from Fayetteville (E.E. Smith) in addition to Brim. 

 Academics are also a strong asset of this year's signing class.  Wake
Forest signed Zac Selmon (Norman, Okla./Norman HS), a tight end who was
also the valedictorian of his senior class.  He is the son of Dewey
Selmon, and the nephew of Lee Roy and Lucious Selmon, all three of whom
played football at Oklahoma and in the NFL.  Brim, Frazier, Mauk and
Robinson are also all strong students who bring high academic
credentials to Wake Forest. 

2003 Wake Forest Football Signees Roster 
Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School/Last School 
Jonathan Abbate LB 5-10 240 Powder Springs, Ga. Harrison HS 
Micah Andrews RB 5-10 190 Duluth, Ga. Greater Atlanta Christian 
Devin Blake CB 5-11 170 Jacksonville, Fla. First Coast HS 
Matt Brim OL 6-6 300 Belews Creek, N.C. Carver HS 
D'Angelo Bryant DB 6-2 215 New Ellenton, S.C. Silver Bluff HS 
Johnny Edwards CB 5-11 180 Fayetteville, Ga. Starrs Mill HS 
Louis Frazier OL 6-4 300 Clearwater, Fla. Clearwater HS 
Bruce Hall QB 6-0 185 Milton, Fla. Milton HS 
Jeromy Jones DL 6-2 265 Marietta, Ga. Wheeler HS 
Steve Justice OL 6-4 275 Port Orange, Fla. New Smyrna Beach HS 
Delon Lowe WR 6-4 190 Fayetteville, N.C. E.E. Smith HS 
Kevin Marion WR 5-9 150 St. Petersburg, Fla. Dixie Hollins HS 
Aaron Mason WR 5-10 185 Lexington, Ky. Paul Lawrence Dunbar HS 
Ben Mauk QB 6-1 195 Kenton, Ohio Kenton HS 
Aaron McKenzie DL 6-2 290 Lakeland, Fla. George Jenkins HS 
Kenneth Moore CB 5-11 170 Charlotte, N.C. Butler HS 
Brodie Overstreet OL 6-6 275 Danville, Ky. Boyle County HS 
Matthew Robinson DE 6-3 230 Cedartown, Ga. Cedartown HS 
Zac Selmon TE 6-5 231 Norman, Okla. Norman HS 
Zachary Stukes DE 6-4 245 Marietta, Ga. Sprayberry HS 
John Tereshinski TE 6-5 205 Athens, Ga. Athens Academy 
Jyles Tucker DE 6-4 250 Dover, N.J. Morristown Beard HS/Hargrave Academy

Travo Woods RB 5-10 170 Altamonte Springs, Fla. Lyman HS 

Jonathan Abbate 
LB * 5-10 * 240 * Powder Springs, Ga. (Harrison HS) 
Leading tackler in the state of Georgia as a senior with 199 tackles,
averaging more than 15 tackles per game ... also had 25 tackles for loss
and 10 sacks in that season ... possesses great instincts ... named
all-county and all-state in 2002 ... selected the 2002 Defensive Player
of the Year by both the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Marietta
Journal ... named the Cobb County Defensive Player of the Year ... a
PrepStar All-Region selection ... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash, has a 34.5
inch vertical leap, benches 405, squats 510 and power cleans 330 pounds
... three-year starter at Harrison High ... five-time Defensive Player
of the Week senior year ... coached by Bruce Cobleigh at Harrison ...
chose Wake Forest over Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Iowa ... stood
beside his older sister Rachel's wheelchair, who has cerebral palsy, at
halftime of his game Oct. 18, when she was crowned homecoming queen in
an emotional moment ... born June 18, 1985. 
Harrison Coach Bruce Cobleigh: "In my 28 years of coaching I have had
close to 100 Division I players and 5 NFL players.  Jon Abbate plays
harder than every one them. He is the hardest hitting player I've ever
been around - no question. Wake Forest got an unbelievable player. He is
a little short and so he was a little overlooked, but he is a real
warrior. The guy is unbelievably strong, I mean he is a physical marvel.
We would put him in the backfield on the goal line and he just ran over
people. He has a phenomonal work ethic that few others have." 

Micah Andrews 
TB * 5-10 * 190 * Duluth, Ga. (Greater Atlanta Christian) 
Finished his high school career with 6,429 yards and 67 touchdowns ...
outstanding playmaker ... team captain ... rushed for 2,871 yards on 342
carries senior year, an average of 8.4 yards-per-rush and 191.4
yards-per-game ... scored 25 touchdowns in 2002 ... his 2,871 rushing
yards in 2002  ranks as the third highest in the history of Georgia high
school football, behind Daccus Thurman and Herschel Walker ... selected
the 2002 2A Offensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution ... named all-county, all-region and all-state
senior year ... ranks as the 26th-best running back inthe nation and
32nd-best prospect from Georgia by ... a PrepStar
All-Region selection ... selected as the 19th-best player in Georgia by
SuperPrep ... all-state selection junior year after rushing for 1,784
yards and 28 touchdowns ... also played cornerback on defense ... runs a
4.5 40-yard dash ... coached by Jimmy Chupp at Greater Atlanta Christian
... son of former Auburn and Atlanta Falcon running back William Andrews
... chose Wake Forest over Boston College, Virginia and Vanderbilt ...
born November 25, 1983. 
Greater Atlanta Christian Jimmy Chupp:  "His shoulders are broad and
legs are strong.  We just rode him. When we needed a first down, we just
gave him the ball. He is an outstanding football player, a great leader
and has been blessed with a special talent." 

Devin Blake 
CB * 5-11 * 170 *Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast HS) 
Named First Coast's Most Valuable Player on a team that has several
Division I-A signees ... earned all-county, all-district and all-state
honors ... a three-year starter at defensive back ... served as team
captain ... also a star on the track team, advancing to the regional
finals in the 100m as a junior, clocking in at 10.71 ... a member of the
regional finalist 4x100m relay team ... also competes in the long jump
... originally committed to Tulane but switched to Wake Forest after
visiting the campus ... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash ... coached by Marty Lee
at First Coast ... born February 10, 1984. 

Matt Brim 
OL * 6-6 * 300 * Belews Creek, N.C. (Carver HS) 
Listed as North Carolina's 17th-best prospect and the nation's
69th-rated offensive tackle by ... rated one of the top 50
seniors in North Carolina by ... checked in at No. 25 in
the Fayetteville Observer's preseason list of the state's top prospects
... member of the North Carolina squad that defeated South Carolina 28-0
in the 2002 Shrine Bowl ... served as co-captain for a Carver team that
went 15-0-1 and captured the 3-A State Championship in 2002 ... 2002
All-Northwest Conference selection ... received the second-highest
number of votes on the 2002 Associated Press All-State first team ...
played three seasons at East Forsyth before transferring to Carver for
his senior season ... 2001 All-Northwest honorable mention ... a
PrepStar All-Region selection ... selected as the 16th-best player in
North Carolina by SuperPrep ... all-county selection as a junior ...
received all-academic conference honors junior and senior season ...
owns a 5.2 in the 40 ... appeared on the honor roll every semester of
his prep career ... coached by Keith Wilkes at Carver ... hails from the
same high school as Deacon sophomore Goryal Scales ... born on April 8,
Carver Coach Keith Wilkes:  "Matt is one of the finest kids I've ever
coached.  He was crucial in our state championship run this fall.  He
was a real team leader for us.  He is incredibly humble and unselfish.
He is an outstanding athlete with great physical and mental toughness.
He is very intense and was a coach on the field for us." 

D'Angelo Bryant 
DB * 6-2 * 215 * New Ellenton, S.C. (Silver Bluff HS) 
Rated as the 20th-best prospect in South Carolina and the nation's
39th-best player as an athlete by ... named to the South
Carolina All-State Team (all classes included) ... a 2-A All-State
selection as an athlete ... a PrepStar All-Region selection ... selected
as the 17th-best player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... a four-year
starter who helped lead Silver Bluff to a 51-5 record and two state
championships in 2000 and 2001 ... played quarterback as a junior and
senior, throwing for 1,930 yards and 26 touchdowns during those two
years ... also had 16 rushing touchdowns ... selected to the South
Carolina Shrine Bowl team ... chose WFU over South Carolina and
Vanderbilt ... runs a 4.5 in the 40 ... coached by Al Lown at Silver
Bluff ... born December 16, 1984. 
Silver Bluff Coach Al Lown: "D'Angelo is a team player.  He's willing to
do whatever it takes to win the game.  The team comes before the
individual as far as he's concerned." 

Johnny Edwards 
CB * 5-11 * 180 * Fayetteville, Ga. (Starrs Mill HS) 
One of Georgia's top 50 football prep players ... ranked as the No. 38
cornerback prospect in the country by ... listed as
Georgia's 47th-best prospect by ... three-year starter at
Starrs Mill ... helped lead team to regional championship ... tallied 35
tackles and two interceptions as a senior ... named honorable mention
all-state Class 5-A player ... a PrepStar All-Region selection ...
selected as the 31st-best player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... recorded 60
tackles and six interceptions as a junior ... coached by Mike Earwood at
Starrs Mill ... owns a 4.5 in the 40 ... chose Wake Forest over
Vanderbilt, Duke and Stanford ... born on October 11, 1985. 

Louis Frazier 
OL * 6-4 * 300 * Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater HS) 
Named to the St. Petersburg Times All-County team and played in the
All-Star Game... an All-Conference selection... chosen to the District
Coaches Association first team as a senior for the Tornadoes ...
recruited heavily by Ivy League schools, including Harvard and Yale ...
coached by Tom Bostic at Clearwater ... runs a 5.3 in the 40 ... born
August 19, 1985. 
Clearwater coach Tom Bostic:  "Louis is a good student, one of the tops
in his class.  On the field, he has great feet and great technique.
He's just a great blocker.  Louis will be a real asset to the program at
Wake Forest." 

Bruce Hall 
QB * 6-0 * 185 * Milton, Fla. (Milton HS) 
Rated the nation's 29th-best dual-threat quarterback by
... also ranked among Florida's Top 100 prospects by the same
publication ... completed 357-of-650 passes for 5,646 yards and 34
touchdowns during his career ... carried the ball 476 times for 2,534
yards and 31 TDs during that same span ... passed for more than 2,561
yards and 28 touchdowns while rushing for 1,303 yards and 16 scores
during his senior season... led Milton HS to a 9-2 record and the second
round of the 3A playoffs ... passed for 2,200 yards and 18 touchdowns
while only being intercepted five times as a junior ... named to
All-State and All-Area first teams ... runs a 4.6 40-yard dash ... born
March 18, 1985. 

Jeromy Jones 
DL * 6-2 * 265 *Marietta, Ga. (Wheeler HS) 
Explosive off the ball ... instinctual player ... plays hard on every
down ... real tough and physical ... has great hands ... adds much
needed depth to Wake Forest's defensive line and looks like a good fit
for nose tackle on the Demon Deacon line ... runs a 4.8 40-yard dash,
benches 350, squats 480 and power cleans over 300 pounds ... tallied 85
tackles senior season, including 11 for loss and six sacks ... blocked
two punts senior year ... all-state selection in 2002 ... a PrepStar
All-Region honorable mention selection ... selected as the 40th-best
player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... named All-Cobb County senior year ...
picked to the 2002 Cobb County Super 11 ... named to the Georgia High
School Football Magnificent Seven in the 2002 preseason, as one of the
top defensive linemen in the state ... recorded 71 tackles, seven sacks,
and nine tackles for a loss as a junior ... picked Wake Forest over
Vanderbilt, UAB, Troy State and Middle Tennessee State ... coached by
Chuck Goddard at Wheeler ... born January 8, 1985. 
Wheeler Coach Chuck Goddard:  "Jeromy is a great kid who works extremely
hard. He has great quickness and ability to come off the ball. He has a
chance to be very successful. Very few people ran through him. He works
hard in the weight room. He became a great leader for us too. He wasn't
a big rah-rah guy, but led by example." 

Steve Justice 
OL * 6-4 * 275 * Port Orange, Fla. (New Smyrna Beach HS) 
Rated the 42nd-best offensive guard nationally by ... a
three-year starter who played on both the offensive and defensive lines
at New Smyrna Beach HS ... graded out at 91 percent with 16 roach blocks
... tallied 54 tackles, including 10 for loss, and two sacks on defense
... earned all-state honors as a junior and senior ... also an
All-District selection on offense ... named the District 4-A Player of
the Year in 2002 ... a first-team All-Five Star Conference pick ... runs
a 5.2 40-yard dash ... coached by Stu Holt at New Smyrna Beach ...
brother Doug, is a sophomore linebacker at North Carolina   ... born May
26, 1984. 
New Smyrna Beach Coach Stu Holt: "Steve is a quality person who is very
strong academically as well as a great football player.  He's a very
athletic kid who is a lot of fun to coach." 

Delon Lowe 
WR * 6-4 * 190 * Fayettville, N.C. (E.E. Smith HS) 
Selected to All-Two Rivers Conference and All-Area teams as a senior...
led E.E. Smith to the 4A State semifinals with a 12-2 final record...
made 46 catches for 784 yards for eight touchdowns in ten regular season
games... runs a 4.5 40-yard dash... ranked by as the
111th-best wide receiver prospect in the nation... named by the
Charlotte Observer as one of the top 25 college prospects in North
Carolina...  a PrepStar All-Region honorable mention selection ...
selected as the 25th-best player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ...
chosen to the Fayetteville Observer's All-Region Team... coached by
Milton Butts at E.E. Smith ... also played basketball for the Golden
Bulls ... runs a 4.6 in the 40 ... born June 24, 1985. 
E.E. Smith coach Milton Butts:  "Delon made a lot of key plays and is
one of the reasons we were so successful.  He is very well-respected and
works hard in class.  He is of impeccable character." 

Kevin Marion 
WR * 5-9 * 150 * St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dixie Hollins HS) 
Played just one season of high school football for the Rebels after
sustaining two separate knee injuries...possesses 4.3 speed in the 40
... a Florida track star who set a Florida state high school record as a
junior with a 25-foot, five-inch long jump, breaking a record that had
stood for 16 years... won the national indoor title in that event... has
run the 100-yard dash in 10.21 seconds... also competed in the 200-yard
dash...  a PrepStar All-Region honorable mention selection ...  coached
by Mike Morey at Dixie Hollins ... a former track club teammate of
current Deacon wide receiver Chris Davis... plans to walk-on with the
Wake Forest track team... chose Wake Forest over Rutgers, Connecticut
and South Florida ... born July 24, 1984. 

Aaron Mason 
WR * 5-10 * 185 * Lexington, Ky. (Paul Lawrence Dunbar HS) 
Totaled 3,944 all-purpose yards during his prep career ... tallied 1,357
yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground ... had 1,674 receiving yards with
eight TDs ... totaled 913 return yards with six touchdowns ... also had
99 tackles on defense and set a school record with 12 career
interceptions ... also set another Dunbar record with 24 points in a
single game ... led his team to a 9-5 record in 2002 ... owns a 5.0 in
the 40 ... coached by Mark Peach at Paul Lawrence Dunbar ... born April
30, 1985. 

Ben Mauk 
QB * 6-1 * 195 * Kenton, Ohio (Kenton HS) 
Pro-style quarterback ... one of the nation's most prolific passers ...
a proven winner with tremendous will ... a leader on and off the field
... mild-mannered with blue collar work ethic ... tough, physical and
very smart ... scrambling QB with strong arm, pocket poise and
remarkable accuracy ... called all the plays in high school, playing a
no back, five wide, no huddle offense ... led Kenton High to
back-to-back state championships ... figured in all seven Kenton
touchdowns in the Wildcats' 45-13 victory over Portsmouth West in the
2002 state championship ... Ohio's 2002 Mr. Football ... Gatorade's 2002
state of Ohio football Player of the Year ... earned the 2002 Art Tuinor
Award from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association given
annually to the high school football player who shows the most character
on and off the field ... 2002 Division IV Offensive Player of the Year
... set national records with 6,540 passing yards and 76 touchdowns
through the air senior season ... selected to play in the Ohio
North-South Game as well as the "Big 33" game that pits Ohio's best high
school football players against Pennsylvania's ... ranked 48th in the position rankings ... also ranked as Ohio's 36th-best
prospect by the same publication ... a PrepStar All-Region selection ...
selected as one of the top 100 Midwest players by SuperPrep ... threw
for a then-national record of 5,770 yards in 2001 ... set three national
career passing records in completions (1,105), attempts (1,931) and
yards (17,534) and is second with 179 career passing touchdowns ... runs
a 4.7 40-yard dash, benches 300, and squats 425 ... 2001 Division IV
Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a junior ... coached by father, Mike
Mauk at Kenton ... born January 4, 1985. 
Kenton Coach Mike Mauk: "Ben has done something here that has never been
done here before. In fact, it has not been done before anywhere. All the
things that he has done with our offense have been remarkable and we
probably won't even fully appreciate him until he is gone. We had won
only one playoff game in the history of the school and that was his
freshman year, before he won 10 straight playoff games en route to two
straight state championships. We are very excited about his opportunity
at Wake Forest and I know that he can hardly wait to go. I told Coach
Grobe that he better warn the people who open the gates at the stadium
that there will be a large group of people from Kenton, Ohio showing up
at Wake Forest football games pretty early starting next year." 

Aaron McKenzie 
OL * 6-2 * 290 * Lakeland, Fla. (George Jenkins HS) 
Earned all-county and all-district honors as a senior ... considered the
best defensive tackle to come out of Polk County in several years ...
led the team in tackles ... also played some on the offensive line ...
runs a 4.9 in the 40 ... coached by Casey Vaughn at George Jenkins ...
Born April 12, 1985. 
George Jenkins Coach Casey Vaughn: "Aaron has the potential to be the
next Warren Sapp when he gets his motor going.  He's going to really
make a difference at Wake Forest.  You have to double-team him - one
person is not going to cover it.  Teams would have to adjust their
entire running game based on where he lined up on the field." 

Kenneth Moore 
CB * 5-11 * 170 * Charlotte, N.C. (Butler HS) 
Superb athlete with exceptional talent ... great hands and can catch
anything thrown close ... 29.7 inch vertical leap makes for big catches
on  jump balls ... had 2,639 rushing yards, 1,907 receiving yards, 1,571
return yards and 58 touchdowns in his high school career ... selected
the Southwest 4A Player of the Year ... all-conference pick ... North
Carolina Preps all-state selection ...ranked 22nd in the state by and 47th nationally as an athlete ... a PrepStar
All-Region selection ... selected as the 23rd-best player in North
Carolina by SuperPrep ... runs a 4.4 40-yard dash ... scored 30
touchdowns senior year on 48 passes for 827 yards, rushed 78 times for
1,137 yards and had 739 yards on 28 returns ... also rushed for over
1,000 yards as a junior ... coached by Barry Schuford and Mike Newsome
at Butler ... hails from the same high school as current Deacon Jason
Anderson ... born February 19, 1985. 
Butler Coach Mike Newsome: "He is the greatest player I've ever coached.
He is extremely talented and a  tremendous kid to be around." 

Brodie Overstreet 
OL * 6-6 * 275 * Danville, Ky. (Boyle County HS) 
The top lineman in the state of Kentucky ... the second-leading
vote-getter on the Louisville Courier-Journal All-State team ... named
to the first team All-State squads by both the Associated Press and
Louisville Courier-Journal as a junior and senior ... rated the nation's
22nd-best offensive tackle prospect by Tom Lemming ... rated Kentucky's
sixth-best overall prospect and among the nation's top 80 offensive
tackles by ... a PrepStar All-Region selection ... named a
SuperPrep All-American and named the fourth-best player in Kentucky by
the same publication ... helped lead Boyle County High School to its
fourth straight state 3-A title in 2002 ... the team owned a 58-2 record
during his prep career ... recruited to WFU as an offensive lineman, but
played both offense and defense in high school ... totaled 170 tackles
in two and a half seasons on defense ... also had six forced fumbles,
two fumble recoveries, and 20 sacks ... blocked five kicks and two punts
during his career ... recorded 48 tackles, including eight for loss, as
a senior ... also had four sacks, two forced fumbles, a blocked kick and
a pass breakup ... totaled 97 tackles (18 TFL), three forced fumbles and
eight PBU as a junior ... runs a 5.0 in the 40 ... coached by Chuck
Smith at Boyle County ... had a bought with Graves Disease in the fall
of his senior year ... did not miss any games, but played on just
offense for part of the season ... born September 9, 1985. 
Boyle County Coach Chuck Smith: "Brodie has been a great high school
player with great potential.  He'll be just 17 when he enters college so
I think he has the potential to be an even greater college player." 

Matthew Robinson 
DE * 6-2 * 225 * Cedartown, Ga. (Cedartown HS) 
Aggressive player who is very fast ... runs a 4.6 40-yard dash, bench
presses 305 and can squat 515 pounds ... loves the game and plays every
snap like its his last ... two-time all-state selection ... three-time
all-area pick ... made 122 tackles senior year, including 26 for loss
and 18.5 sacks ... set a school record with 57 career sacks and scored
seven defensive touchdowns over the course of his career ... a four-year
starter for Cedartown High, leading Cedartown to a 45-9 record
throughout his four years ... led team to the three regional
championships and four state playoffs ... ranked 40th nationally in the position rankings ... named among the preseason Top 50
recruits in the state of Georgia by SuperPrep Magazine ... 2001
Northwest Georgia Player of the Year ... had 102 tackles junior year,
including 25 for loss and 14.5 sacks ...  honor roll student and member
of the National Honor Society ... picked Wake Forest over Boston College
and Georgia Tech ... has a twin brother, Drew ... coached by Everett
Kelley at Cedartown ... born August 29, 1984. 
Cedartown coach Everett Kelley:  "I think Matt Robinson is the steal of
Georgia.  Matt is as good of defensive end coming off the corner as I
have seen in 20 years of coaching Georgia high school football. He and
his twin brother, Drew, work harder than anybody I have ever been
around. He's going to be great student and a good fit at Wake Forest.
Cedartown, Georgia is a small town in northwest Georgia of about 10,000
people. We believe in the ethics, integrity and character and Matt
possesses all those intangibles. Just about anybody can play the game
physically, but it takes more to be a great football player, and that is
what Matt is. One of the things he told me about after his visit to Wake
Forest was that he met the players in the weight room and they all came
up and introduced themselves. I think that he sensed that the values
instilled by Coach Grobe and his staff is the exact same thing taught
here. Family matters and that you win and lose as a team. He felt that
camaraderie with the guys at Wake Forest. He said that when he stepped
on campus that Wake Forest was where he wanted to go." 

Zac Selmon 
TE * 6-5 * 231 * Norman, Okla. (Norman HS) 
Ranked one of the top-50 high school players in Oklahoma by ... a two-year starter at Norman High ... had 32
receptions for  570 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... recorded
45 punts for a 37.4-yard average ... helped squad to a 8-4 overall
record and a state playoff berth ... also lettered in basketball ...
father, Dewey,  and uncles, Lee Roy and Lucious,  were football stars at
Oklahoma and in the NFL ...named valedictorian in a senior class with
more than 500 students ... chose Wake Forest over Rice and North Texas
... coached by Butch Peters at Norman ... will join high school teammate
Zac Taylor, a redshirt freshman quarterback, at WFU ... owns a 4.7 in
the 40 ... born January 23,1984. 

Zachary Stukes 
DE * 6-4 * 245 * Marietta, Ga. (Sprayberry HS) 
Athletic big man who runs well and has great hands ... great competitor
... adds much needed depth to Wake Forest's defensive line and is a
perfect fit for Demon Deacons' defensive scheme ... earned all-state and
all-county honors senior year ... two-year starter at Sprayberry,
located in Cobb County - which is known as the highest level of high
school football in the state of Georgia ...  recorded 113 tackles in
2002, including 65 solo stops, 10 for loss and eight sacks ... caused
five fumbles senior year ... runs a 4.8 40-yard dash and bench presses
300 pounds ... coached by David Hines at Sprayberry ... chose WFU over
Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, Miami (OH), UAB and Georgia Southern
... born March 23, 1985. 
Sprayberry Coach David Hines:  "Wake Forest got themselves a great
football player and a great person," said . "Zach has the work ethic,
the size and the speed to be a fantastic player at the next level. I
really look for him to great things and Wake Forest is lucky to have

John Tereshinski 
TE * 6-5 * 205 * Athens, Ga. (Athens Academy) 
Helped Athens Academy to the quarterfinals of the Georgia High School
playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history
... was sidelined part of the season due to a broken leg ... earned
Athens Northeast Georgia Prep Week honors Dec. 4, 2002 after tallying a
31-yard touchdown reception, two blocked punts, a forced fumble, two
sacks and 11 tackles ... named one of Northeast Georgia's "Terrific Ten"
high school football stars ... 2001 Second-Team All Northeast Georgia
... also lettered in basketball and baseball at Athens Academy ...
February 25, 2002 Athlete of the Week for Basketball... owns a 4.75 in
the 40 ... coached by Michael Gunn at Athens Academy ... chose Wake
Forest over Vanderbilt and Furman ... brother, Joe, is a quarterback at
Georgia ... father, Joe Tereshinski, Jr. played three years at Georgia
and was the starting center on the 1976 SEC Championship team ... born
February 10, 1985. 

Jyles Tucker 
DE * 6-4 * 250 * Dover, N.J. (Morristown Beard HS/Hargrave Military) 
Originally signed with WFU a year ago but spent one season at Hargrave
Military Academy ... recorded 40 tackles, seven sacks and returned two
interceptions for touchdowns last fall at Hargrave ... has a great
combination of size, speed, attitude and talent ... rated 14th-best
senior in New Jersey in SuperPrep's 2001 preseason rankings ... a
four-year starter at Morristown Beard, playing defensive end and
quarterback ... accumulated 60 tackles and returned three fumble
recoveries for touchdowns before suffering a knee injury as a senior ...
passed for seven touchdowns and more than 350 yards ... ran for six
touchdowns and more than 300 yards at quarterback ... caught 16 passes
for 500 yards and seven touchdowns junior year ... clocked at 4.65 in
the 40 ... bench presses over 300 pounds ... named to New Jersey's
all-prep school team ... recorded 128 tackles, 22 sacks, 20 tackles for
loss and forced three fumbles as a junior ... played for coach Jim Eagan
... also a four-year starter for the basketball team, averaging 19
points and around 11 rebounds per game at small forward ... competed on
the track team during the spring ... was conference champion in the shot
put and threw the discus 140 feet ... chose Wake Forest over Michigan
State, Virginia, Maryland, Purdue and a host of others ... born
September 18, 1983. 
Hargrave Coach Robert Prunty: "Wake Forest has gotten them a great one.
Along with Ahmad Brooks, Jyles was our very best football player this
fall.  He is a great player who relentlessly pursues the football.  He
was an absolute playmaker for us.  On top of that, he has great
character.  Two dozen schools tried to get him to break his committment
to Wake Forest, but WFU stood by him so he stayed with them." 

Travo Woods 
RB * 5-11 * 170 * Altamonte Springs, Fla. (Lyman HS) 
Rated by as the 59th-best prep wide receiver in the nation
... also listed among Florida top 90 prospects by the same publication
... a two-time All-Conference and All-County selection... a PrepStar
All-Region selection ... selected as the 58th-best player in Georgia by
SuperPrep ... had 1,000 all-purpose yards as a junior... also saw time
at running back for the Greyhounds... runs a 4.4 40-yard dash... also a
track star, having been clocked under 11 seconds in the 100-yard dash...
coached by Bill Caughell at Lyman ... chose Wake Forest over Auburn,
Central Florida and Iowa State among others ...  born March 11, 1984. 
Lyman Coach Bill Caughell:  "He's a leader on and off the field, he has
gotten it done in the classroom and he doesn't miss a rep in the weight
room.  He's quiet, but all business on the field and in the classroom." 

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