The Hot List:HS Football players that Wake Forest is watching

Posted by Andy Durham on September 16, 2008 at 10:04 am under College, High School | 9 Comments to Read

Here are just a few of the players on the Wake Forest Demon Deacon recruiting list for this season, with local kids the major point of interest. The kid Logan Thomas, has been one of the top names on their list for a while now.

TE:Logan Thomas
(Brookville HS) The Brookville Bees from out on Highway 460 West headed toward Roanoke.
Lynchburg, VA 6-6/219/4.68 in the 40…. other schools interested-(Clemson, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia)

MLB:Hawatha Bell
(David W Butler HS)
Matthews, NC 6-1/227/4.72…. other schools interested-(Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina)

WLB:Justin Jackson
(Richmond Senior HS)
Rockingham, NC 6-1/203/4.50….(Committed to Wake Forest)

CB:Josh Hunter
(Mallard Creek HS)
Charlotte, NC 6-2/175/4.45….other schools interested-(Duke, East Carolina, Miami (Fl), North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech)

WR:Quan Rucker
(West Iredell HS)
Statesville, NC 6-0/185/4.45….(Committed to Wake Forest)

C:Whit Barnes
(Rocky Mount HS)
Rocky Mount, NC 6-4/270/5.30….(Committed to Wake Forest)

CB:Dominique Tate
(Carver HS)
Winston Salem, NC 5-10/180….(Committed to Wake Forest)

QB:Will Newman
(Page HS)
Greensboro, NC
6-2/175/4.50….other schools interested-(Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia)

RB:Kevin Fogg
(Apex HS)
Apex, NC 5-10/170…. (East Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia)

WR:Kendrick Wiggins
(Southern HS)
Durham, NC 5-10/173/4.58….(Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Grambling State, Virginia Tech)

WR:Tehvyn Brantley
(Victory Christian Center Sch.)
Charlotte, NC 5-7.5/164/4.66….(Buffalo, California, Central Michigan, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oregon)

OT:Charles Goodwin
(T Wingate Andrews HS)
High Point, NC
6-7/255/4.89….(Alabama, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State)

OT:Wesley Cook
(Hendersonville HS)
Hendersonville, NC 6-7/249/5.60….(Duke, East Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Marshall, North Carolina)

DT:Carl McGill
(Southeast Raleigh HS)
Raleigh, NC 6-2/250….(Pittsburgh, Purdue, Southern Miss, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Virginia)

DE:Parker Thomas
(Mount Tabor HS)
Winston Salem, NC 6-5/225….(Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia)

MLB:George Spears
(East Chapel Hill HS)
Chapel Hill, NC 6-2.5/228/4.60….(Duke, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee)


  • Lee said,

    Several of these players have already committed to WF. Jackson, Rucker,, Tate, Barnes and maybe others. Parker Thomas has committed to unc for baseball. Logan Thomas is a top priority.

  • Andy said,

    Anybody know where Matt Millisor might be heading?????

    I heard that N.C. State is a possibility and that Wofford and Campbell might be factors….

    I wish Elon or Appalachian would go after one of our local kickers; Millisor, Gann, Redfern, Topps, etc.

    The Bob Hicks kid(K) at Northern Guilford might be a kid to watch.

  • Lee said,

    Wake is looking for a punter 1st who also kicks. Their 1st choice is in Ala. Matt is however high on their list. Most likely Wake will not offer a kicker until late. I’m pretty sure Matt has worked out for them. I know of some other schools interested but I got it 2nd hand so I will not repeat. I can tell you Wake knows who he is. Nice young man.

    As to Redfern, I shouldn’t comment since he goes to Ragsdale but I would be very surprised if he did not get some nice opportunities.

  • Jake said,

    Will Newnam will not get an offer from Wake. They already have a commitment, for one, and 2 he is not an ACC qb. Good, but not at that level

  • Lee said,

    It’s interesting to read some of the numbers on some of these kids. Some are extremely exxaggerated. My son camped with sveral of these kids and out-ran them yet they post times 2-3/10ths faster than they ran. Some have their height dimensions off by 3 inches. Don’t they think the coach is eventually going to see that they are 5’11” instead of 6’2″?

  • Clyde Gann said,

    Matt Millisor and Will Gann were both at the Wake camp with a dozen other punters. Matt is a great kicker and will play at the Div I level if he desires.

    Competition for a football scholarship is very tough. By my estimate over 350 kids attended the Wake camp on June 8 (at $50 each). The kids got a tour, lunch, a tee shirt and were evaluated in the 40 yard dash, shuttle run, broad jump and got their measurements taken (height and weight). Wake also did some basic football drills by position. Keep in mind Wake held two try out camps.

    Eastern Guilford’s coach (Scott Loosemore) deserves tremendous credit in supporting the college recruiting efforts for EGHS. Coach Loosemore sets up visits and responds to numerous requests for game film for multiple seniors at EGHS. My son Will Gann was invited to over 30 different camps with invitations from Wake and Georgia Tech from the ACC. Coach Loosemore was the key figure in Will visiting James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, VA. Will has verbally committed to attend JMU.

    Other notes: N.C. State made a verbal offer to Chris Ward of Fayetteville, Georgia. Elon and Wofford are still looking at several of the local kickers.

  • Andy said,

    I was very impressed when I heard Will Gann got that offer from JMU.

    I was equally impressed to hear Coach Loosemore talking about Will’s kick coverage in the Western Guilford game. I heard he covered a kick, made the hit, and may have recovered the fumble too.

    Great job all the way around and we do have some excellent kickers here in Guilford County and they deserve all the attention that they are receiving.

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  • Lee said,

    Don’t disagree with you Clyde. I’ve watched Matt kick many times. I was at all 3 of the Wake camps; both 1 day camps and the 4 day camps. 350 is very accurate for the attendance and a little lower for the 1st one. However of the 350 kids there half are either young or not D1 or D2 material. I have no idea where Matt might go other than the interest Wake has. I’ve only met him a few times. I’m sure he will go to a D1 school if he so chooses. Really nice young man.

  • David said,

    Lee you are dead on. summer camps are nothing more than money in a college’s pocket. They know who they are targeting/recruiting well in advance of these camps, but will not hesitate to herd in an extra 300 kids that are willing to cough up some money in the process. summer camps are the money makers for major D1 programs such as wake