Wake Showing Interest In Tarheel State Linebacker

Just a few short years ago, Northern Durham High School produced James Adams and Josh Gattis, two defensive prospects that signed with Wake Forest. With another high caliber athlete coming out of Northern Durham this year in Chase Bullock, will coach Gary Merrill be sending another Knight to Winston-Salem?

Linebacker Chase Bullock out of Northern Durham high school has put together two straight impressive seasons at linebacker for Coach Gary Merrill. Actually, Bullock has put together two impressive seasons of football his whole life, which makes the fact that Bullock is a sure-fire Division-I prospects all the more intriguing.

"Chase came out and played for us as a sophomore and it was the first time he'd played football competitively," Coach Gary Merrill of Northern Durham said. "He started the last five games of the season his sophomore year and then started his junior year with us."

Is Chase a big-time Division-I player?

"He's definitely that," Coach Merrill said. "And right now he's getting a lot of interest from Virginia, North Carolina, and Wake Forest. He's really got lots of potential."

Merrill, who said that Bullock is a great athlete with "around 4.6" 40 speed, noted that Bullock reminds him a lot of former Northern Durham star James Adams, a player who currently attends Wake Forest.

"James and Chase are a lot alike in that they both got started playing football late," Merrill said. "They're not alike in their play as Chase is a bigger guy than James and James was more of an athlete, but both are very good players."

Stay tuned to DeaconSports in the comings months for more on Chase Bullock and Wake Forest recruiting.


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