Following a weekend official visit to Wake Forest, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School 5-foot-10, 175-pound defensive back Devin Gaulden knew he was going to become a Demon Deacon. He told the coaching staff as much before he left their campus and reaffirmed his decision upon returning home.
"I told the coaches I was pretty confident about the commitment while we were still up there," Gaulden said. "I finalized it when I got home."
The three-star defender talked a bit about his trip over the weekend.
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"I feel like I had a great time up there on the visit," Gaulden said. "They did a great job answering all of my questions. I loved the campus, the campus lifestyle, the environment that I will be around is smaller which I like. I feel like I bonded a lot with the players."
Gaulden is just one of many recent commitments for the Demon Deacons. Another one of those commitments is one of his good friends.
"Me and one of my friends both committed there - Spiffy (Curt) Evans," Gaulden said. "We are both planning to go there because we like how the coaches run that program."
Speaking of the coaching staff, the former Auburn commitment said that two coaches in particular were pivotal in landing his commitment.
"Coach Mack (Ray McCartney) and Coach (Brad) Lambert," Gaulden said. "I really got along great with both of those guys."
Gaulden, who chose Wake Forest over Boston College, Texas Tech, and Wisconsin, is looking forward to showcasing his skills in the secondary at Wake Forest.
"I am going in as a corner," Gaulden said. "They like me on the outside mixing up man and zone coverage. They feel like I can come in and compete immediately and if not, they want my best four years I can give."
Before he makes his way to Winston-Salem, he is looking to win a Class 2B State Championship in Orlando, Fla. where his squad will take on Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic on Saturday.
"We have a big game on Saturday afternoon against Trinity Catholic," Gaulden said. "We have been preparing for the game all week, getting into the right mindset. I feel like we are fixing to go and get this W."
Academically, Gaulden scored an 880 on the SAT and plans to retake it.