Garcia Commits to Wake Forest

Few players show the character and work ethic that Jonathan Garcia has displayed. The 6'3, 230+ pound TE/DE is well known for tirelessly working to improve himself as a player and man. That worked paid off on Saturday as he committed to play his college ball in the ACC.

Garcia traveled with his family to Winston Salem to check out Wake Forest after getting offered, "I committed to Wake Forest. I just love it here, I am really excited to have this opportunity, and it just feels like home."

Garcia has starred on both sides of the ball in high school, but the Demon Deacons have specific plans for him, "Coach (Steve) Russ said I am well ahead of the game weight wise and blocking, they needed a TE that could block like a lineman, but stand up and run routes and get down the field. I can do that. It is a great fit."

Garcia has turned heads at multiple events this off-season including in Tampa at a 7on7 tournamant, UnderArmour combines, the University of Florida camp, and Spring ball, "I really felt that 7on7 tournament helped me become a better player, the competition was fantastic. I have worked hard on running crisper routes, using my hands. I know I am always representing myself and my school so I give it everything I have."

Garcia talked about the process, "I want to thank Coach Conn for being there throughout the process, he did a lot of things behind the scenes to help me, and I appreciate his input in this decision. When Wake Forest became interested, I was really excited, it is a perfect combo of athletics and academics, I just had to get everyone up there. It did not take long for us to be impressed."

Garcia considers his commitment very firm, "I am blown away with what Wake has to offer. This will be my home. I want to win some ballgames this year and then see about being an early enrollee. I have to check with my counselor to see how if that can work. It's possible.

It is no secret what has led to Wake Forest winning some game the last 3-4 years and Garcia is a player who will fit right in. He will be an asset from day one for the Demon Deacons.

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