We saw Malik Grate on Sunday and I could sense there was a liking for his second offer which had just come in from Wake Forest. A few days later the 2016 wide receiver from Pendleton High School made the call to pledge to the Demon Deacons.
We caught up with him on Wednesday to talk about his commitment to Wake Forest.
"It feels great to make a decision knowing that I'm getting an opportunity to play college football for a power 5 team."
So what sold Grate on Wake Forest and what went through his mind during that time prior to making the call?
"I liked the visit I went on last week and I like the coaching staff, once I returned home I talked to my family and my parents also loved the school. Things going through my mind during the process was how great of an education I would receive coming to the college and how nice a facility they have for the people majoring in business. We decided it was a great fit for me."
We saw Grate this past Sunday training with EPT wide receiver trainer Bobby McGowens and had an idea that Grate was strong on the Demon Deacons.
"Yes sir I knew that it was a school that I was really considering attending then."
So what'd the Demon Deacons say when he made the call to let them know he was committing?
"Coach Higgins is who I called. He was very excited for me. He told me that I had made one of the best decisions of my life."
The 2016 prospect from Pendleton says the Demon Deacons are recruiting him to play as a slot receiver.
Grate had a message for the Wake Forest fans too..."I'm glad to be a part of the Wake Forest family!"
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