Burke (Va.) Robinson running back Lucas Caparelli took his second official visit to Wake Forest last weekend. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder concluded the trip on Sunday by committing to the Demon Deacons over offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Virginia and others.
"I told the coaches on Sunday and they were very excited and just so happy. They told me I was making a good choice and congratulated me," he said. "I can't really explain what it is that made me choose Wake Forest, but I just knew it's where I was going to go and I would be happy there for the next four or five years. I really liked the way the coaches and players interacted with each other on my trip. It's a real family oriented environment and a good feeling overall."
Caparelli is happy to have the decision behind him.
"I felt this was the right time in my head and now I feel very settled with my choice," he said. "I had visits scheduled for later this month with Virginia and Central Michigan, but I'm not going to take them. When I say something I mean it and I'm not going to pull any of that stuff on Wake. I'm committed to Wake Forest."
The three-star prospect has been recruited as a running back to follow in the footsteps of ACC star Chris Barclay.
"Playing running back wasn't a deciding factor, but it's a nice option and I look forward to it," he said. "The coaches haven't said anything about playing early next year, but I plan to work my ass off to get myself ready for the next step and if it's meant to be then I'll be happy to do it."
Caparelli had a last word to say to the Demon Deacon fans.
"I'm going to work my hardest to help the program as much as I can wherever I can to do my part for the team."