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Florida QB heads to Wake

The Wake Forest football team has received a commitment from a player who could be the quarterback of the future.
"Wake is getting a very good player," said Winter Springs, Fla. head coach Steve Katz regarding his quarterback Brett Hodges. "He committed to Wake on Sunday even though it was his first offer and I told him many more would come. He camped there and loved the place."
Hodges, a 6-foot-2, 195-pounder who threw for 1,800 yards and nine touchdowns last season as a first-year starter, chose Wake Forest over interest from Central Florida, South Florida, East Carolina and recent interest from Florida State.
"Coach Bowden said they were keeping an eye on him," said Katz. "Brett had a tremendous second half of the season last year and turned some heads. He camped at Wake, East Carolina and USF and impressed. Wake had offered him early, before he camped, and he felt comfortable with coach Elrod and the rest of the staff.
"He said he felt at home and other offers wouldn't matter. I asked him if coach Bowden came in late with an offer if he'd change his mind and he told me no. He's committed."
Hodges finished his season with 278 yards against Hillsborough in a hard-fought loss. His coach said he's only going to get better.
"As good as he was at the end of last season, he's improved 100-percent from February to now," he said. "He's smart, he has guts and he has a great arm."
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