The transfer will force Baldwin to reclassify to junior status, while also reuniting him with his younger brother – J.B. Baldwin a 6-foot-3, 190-pound rising sophomore, who plays defensive end and tight end.
Baldwin's transfer was spurred by academic issues and has been encouraged by the college coaching staffs that are recruiting him.
"I addressed the situation to Wake Forest," said Baldwin. "My recruiting coach Jeff Muller said it would be a good thing to do the whole reclassifying thing. I'm supposed to give UNC a call and talk to my recruiting coach [Marvin] Sanders about it."
Although he is over a year and a half away from his Signing Day, Baldwin has begun to establish a soft list of favorites.
"I want to major in Dentistry," said Baldwin. "That put UNC and Louisville on the top of my list, but after I visited Wake Forest they rose to the top."
Baldwin attended a spring practice in Winston-Salem and was in attendance for Wake Forest's spring game. He has also unofficially visited North Carolina.
Already accepted, Baldwin will head to Asheville by mid-summer.