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Demon Deacons land Florida DE

Wake Forest added some help along the defensive line this week by picking up a commitment from Apopka, Fla. defensive end Kyle Wilbur. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder selected the Demon Deacons over offers from Kentucky, Wisconsin, UCF, Colorado State, Ole Miss, Nebraska and Southern Miss.
"I had a really good visit there last weekend and committed on Sunday," he said. "I first told coach Elrod and then Jim Grobe. Coach Elrod was excited and coach Grobe told me that they treat all their players equally."
In the end, the three-star prospect liked what he saw in Winston-Salem.
"It was getting late in the season and I talked to Kentucky and they ran out of scholarships," he said. "I was basically down to those two schools and that's why I chose Wake Forest.
"It wasn't just that though, I really liked the players there. They were cool people and treated me like I was already a part of the team. I can't wait to play with them in the future."
Besides the players, Wilbur was impressed with the coaching staff, in particular Keith Henry.
"Coach Henry is a really cool laid back type of person," he said. "He sounds like he's a regular guy that was raised in the south and I like that. Coach Grobe is also a good guy. I talked to him and then the players and they said he never gets mad."
As far as playing time, the No. 32 weakside defensive end will get a chance to prove himself as soon as he arrives on campus.
"The coaches told me that if I get in the weight room work hard and compete with everybody once I get there I'll get a chance to start this year," he stated. "Although, more than likely though I'll probably redshirt next year and be able to start my sophomore year."
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