Despite the struggles for Wake Forest this season, the staff has been winning on the recruiting trail recently, beating schools like Michigan, Wisconsin and Texas for highly touted talent.
Wake Forest had seven players commit recently, including quarterback Kevin Sousa, a 6-foot-3 prospect who runs a 4.6 and could be the Deacs’ version of Russell Wilson or Tyrod Taylor. He’s a big, strong athlete who has great feet and got things rolling with this recruiting class when he decommitted from Michigan. The staff also lured in wide receiver Curtric Evans, of Chaminade-Madonna College Prep in Florida. He had almost 30 offers, including Michigan, Stanford and Florida State.
Another huge get for the Deacs was cornerback Devin Gaulden, of University School of Nova South in Florida. He chose Wake Forest over Rose Bowl-bound Wisconsin. He’s about 5-foot-10 and runs a 4.4.
The Deacs now have 14 commitments in this class, including seven from the talent-rich state of Florida. It’s an impressive group, considering Wake Forest finished 3-9. The challenge now is to keep all of them.