"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 career. "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 Rivals100.com ... 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 Rivals100.com ... rated one of the top 50 seniors in North Carolina by accsports.com ... 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, 1985. 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 Rivals100.com ... 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 theinsiders.com ... listed as Georgia's 47th-best prospect by Rivals100.com ... 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 Rivals100.com ... 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 Rivals100.com ... 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 TheInsiders.com 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 Rivals100.com 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 Rivals100.com 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 Rivals.com ... 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 Rivals100.com 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 okscouting.com ... 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 him." 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 Rivals100.com 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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