Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt safety Alex Frye took his first official visit of the season to Wake Forest this past weekend. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder has concluded his recruitment by committing to the Demon Deacons over offers from Duke, Virginia, Vanderbilt and East Carolina.
"He called me last night after he got back from his trip to Wake and told me he committed," said Britt head coach Richard Bailey. "I think the biggest thing for him was that he had more familiarity with their program than the others as they have been with him from the get go and they were his first offer.
"His best friend Brandon Ghee went there last year and it is one thing for coaches and players to tell you about a school, but it's quite another to get it from a friend. Also he's a good student and you can't get much better of an education than at Wake Forest."
The three-star prospect had visits scheduled with Vanderbilt and East Carolina for later this month, but Bailey confirmed that Frye cancelled those trips.
Though some schools were looking at him for wide receiver, Frye is expected to be a safety in Winston-Salem. What can the Demon Deacons expect from the No. 26 player in North Carolina?
"He's got a great football IQ and he's a very physical football player," he said. "He is a big physical kid who can run and has the frame that is the prototype safety now a day. He'll be able to bulk up to 210 or 215-pounds and still have that 4.5-second speed. Beyond that, he just plays big defense."