Friday, August 26, 2011
Summer summary: Wake Forest
By Heather Dinich
Summer, as we know it without college football games, ends here. Monday is game week. Our series looking back on the highlights of summer camp concludes now with Wake Forest:
- The Deacs still need to settle on a punter. Alex Kinal, a true freshman from Australia, has been alternating with Alex Wulfeck.
- Running back Josh Harris has been impressive this summer and looked good in the scrimmages, but he’s not the only talented back on the roster. Brandon Pendergrass has given Harris some good competition this month and both should help the Deacs’ offense.
- Linebacker Kyle Wilber didn’t practice as much as coach Jim Grobe would have liked because of a hamstring injury. Receiver Michael Campanaro has also missed some time with a hamstring injury.
- Defensively, it’s a veteran group with nine returning starters. This summer was spent trying to develop some depth and hoping that with everyone being a year older, the Deacs will be a year better. With four returning starters the offensive line should be better, but the jury is still out.
- Some standouts include receiver Danny Dembry, who had good scrimmages, and linebacker Justin Jackson, who tore his ACL in the season opener last year. The staff is always happy with noseguard Nikita Whitlock, and quarterback Tanner Price has looked more comfortable.