Georgia DB At 10 Offers

Ra'Chard Pippens hasn't received as much attention as some of the other top players from Georgia but don't let that fool you. College coaches agree -- Pippens can flat out play. The 6-1, 181-pound defensive back from McDonough (GA) Ola is up to ten scholarship offers and Wake Forest is one of the schools that is on that list.

Auburn, Maryland, South Carolina, Stanford and Mississippi State are some of the other schools that have offered, so it's clear Ra'Chard Pippens is a highly respected prospect.

DeaconSports learned that Pippens was at Wake Forest last week for an unofficial visit. He didn't need to camp as he had already received his offer, but he just wanted to make the trip north to check out the campus and get a feel for what life at Wake might be like.

From all appearances it seems as though the Deacons are in a great position with Pippens.

"I was there last week for an unofficial visit," he said. "It went great. I was given a tour of the campus. It's very small but I liked that. You can find everything real easy there. It was more than I expected really. It was really nice. "They told me how good they are academically and that surprised me a little bit. I didn't know (the academics) were that strong. Also, they have a very good football program."

Defensive assistant coach Keith Henry has been actively recruiting Pippens for Wake Forest and he seems to have built a pretty strong relationship with the young prospect. That is helping the Deacons thus far.

"They're pretty high up there," he said of Wake Forest. "I'm liking them a lot right now."

Though he has a build that would allow him to grow into a safety, Pippens said he is being recruited by most schools, including Wake Forest, as a cornerback. Last fall he made 53 tackles, broke up seven passes and blocked three extra points, using his athleticism to his advantages to make big plays on special teams.

He does not anticipate making a decision anytime soon, though he would like to trim his list shortly.


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