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Wake Forest senior CB Merrill Noel "possesses quickness and natural ability to be a contributor from the slot at the next level," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

"Possesses quickness and natural ability to be a contributor from the slot at the next level, and a strong senior season could put him in the draft conversation," Stephens wrote. Noel started 11 games at CB before missing the final game of the year due to injury. Last season Noel finished seventh on the team with 53 tackles, including 38 solo stops and 2.5 for loss. As a freshman, the Wake Forest prospect was a consensus Freshman All-American, starting in 13 games with 19 passes defensed and two interceptions. If Noel can play consistent and stay healthy in his final year, it could do wonders for his draft stock.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 17 - 12:11 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes Wake Forest senior CB Kevin Johnson "should be considered among the top half of corner prospects to keep an eye on leading up to the draft."

"Johnson should be considered among the top half of corner prospects to keep an eye on leading up to the draft, and could put himself in the upper tier if he's able to demonstrate better strength and physicality as a senior," Stephens wrote. Over the last two seasons, the 6-foot-0, 175 pound Johnson has been quite productive for Wake Forest with 27 pass break-ups and six interceptions in 24 straight starts. In 2013, Johnson finished fifth on the team with 58 tackles, with 39 solo stops and a team-best 12 pass breakups.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 17 - 11:50 AM

Wake Forest named true freshman John Wolford as starting QB.

Wolford (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) fended off Tyler Cameron and Kevin Sousa for the job two months after he stepped onto campus. He might have sealed his destiny by outplaying them in Sunday's scrimmage, going 7-for-14 for 122 yards and an interception. The Demon Deacons open against Louisiana-Monroe on Aug. 28. "Not just last night in the scrimmage but consistently through camp, he has executed the offense at the highest level," new coach Dave Clawson said. "He gives us the best opportunity to win football games."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 11 - 9:39 PM

Wake Forest senior nose tackle Johnny Garcia suffered a torn ACL and will miss the 2014 season.

This is the second torn ACL of Garcia's collegiate career, and it likely ends it. The veteran starter's injury occurred during Saturday's practice. Garcia could file a medical waiver to the NCAA requesting a sixth year of eligibility.
Aug 4 - 8:19 PM

Former Wake Forest OLB Aaron Curry, the No. 4 pick in the 2009 draft, will be a graduate assistant at UNC-Charlotte for the 2014 season.

Curry was a part of the Seahawks from 2009 to 2011 and was a journeyman with the Raiders and Giants after. Deemed a "can't miss" prospect by many, Curry was anything but. UNCC is currently an Independent school in the FCS, but will jump to Conference-USA (FBS) in 2015.
Source: UNCC 49ers
Jul 14 - 11:02 AM

Former Wake Forest RB Josh Harris blamed his college coaches for going undrafted last weekend.

Harris appeared to be a star in the making as a freshman in 2010, but his career thereafter was mired by injuries. He was considered a fringe Day 3 prospect heading into the draft, and only Harris himself seemed surprised when his name wasn't called. Harris cited "slanderous remarks" and "false allegations" being fed to the NFL by the WFU coaching staff. Harris tweeted out a text message on Tuesday he had received from former OC Steed Lobotzke, who vouched for the player's character.
Source: NFL.com
May 15 - 10:44 PM

Ravens selected Wake Forest WR Michael Campanaro with the No. 218 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Campanaro (5-foot-9 3/8, 192) set Wake Forest's all-time record for receptions (229) despite missing four games as a senior with a fractured collarbone. He finished his career with a 10.9 YPR average and 14 touchdowns, bringing back a punt for a 15th score. Campanaro will be limited to slot receiver in the pros, but showed excellent athleticism at the Combine with a 4.46 forty, 39-inch vertical, and 10-foot-2 broad jump. Although Campanaro's ceiling is capped, he could certainly make some NFL noise as a third receiver and return option.
May 10 - 5:37 PM

Wake Forest NT Nikita Whitlock, who may switch to FB at the next level, "caught the ball well in rough conditions" at the school's pro day, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

Whitlock (5-foot-9 3/4, 251 pounds) recorded an amazing 43 bench press at the event, adding 4.82 and 4.86 second forties, a 33-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot broad jump, a 4.34 second short shuttle, and a 6.91 second three-cone. "Whitlock’s pro-day numbers will have NFL teams considering a position change," wrote Brandt. "A team could bring him into training camp and make a fullback out of him. ... He will be an interesting experiment for a team signing him as a priority free agent following the 2014 NFL Draft." The Patriots, for one, have already worked out Whitlock as a FB. He could also be auditioned as a LB.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 10:28 PM

The Patriots are working out undersized Wake Forest NT Nikita Whitlock at FB.

Whitlock will have to play a different position in the NFL than he did in college, but the 5'11/260 pound defensive lineman is a very good athlete with solid hand use and excellent strength. Fullback and linebacker are the two likeliest landing spots.
Mar 18 - 4:20 PM

Wake Forest NT Nikita Whitlock recorded 43 bench press reps at the school's pro day.

Whitlock checks in around 5'11/260 pounds, so he is uncharacteristically tiny for the anchor defensive line spot. He does use leverage and strength well, however, but will likely transition to a different position in the NFL, possibly fullback or linebacker.
Mar 17 - 1:05 PM

Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson has agreed to become the next head coach at Wake Forest, according to Sports Illustrated.

Clawson was interviewed on Sunday and offered the job 24 hours later. He steps in for Jim Grobe, who resigned after five consecutive losing seasons. Clawson was attractive to the Demon Deacons because he turned around academically-oriented programs at Fordham and Richmond. Clawson's Falcons are 10-3 heading into bowl season.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 09:51:00 PM

Wake Forest has offered Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson its head job, reports CBS Sports.

Wake Forest officials interviewed Clawson on Sunday. Demon Deacons athletic director Ron Wellman attended Bowling Green's 47-27 blowout win in the MAC title game over Northern Illinois. Clawson led the Falcons to a 10-3 start in 2013. Ball State coach Pete Lembo was a finalist for the job.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 09:31:00 PM

Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe resigned on Monday.

Grobe spent 13 seasons as Wake Forest's head coach and is universally liked in the college football world. He led the Demon Deacons to the Orange Bowl and an ACC title win. He previously coached at Ohio. Wake Forest finished 4-8 this season.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Wake Forest senior WR Michael Campanaro suffered a broken collarbone against Syracuse and will miss at least one month.

Campanaro could miss up to six weeks. The senior hasn't been able to stay healthy throughout his career, but he flashes talent when on the field. The Demon Deacons receiver leads the team with 65 catches for 792 receiving yards. Campanaro has also caught six of the school's 13 touchdowns this season.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Wake Forest senior WR Michael Campanaro has been ruled out for the remainder of the game against Syracuse with a shoulder injury.

Campanaro recorded two catches for 11 yards prior to leaving. He is the Demon Deacons' top offensive threat, and they have struggled to score points without him. Campanaro has a fairly extensive injury history.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 02:44:00 PM


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