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Heralded QB flips to Wake

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On Saturday night, Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny quarterback John Wolford flipped his commitment from East Carolina to Wake Forest.
The three-star pocket passer received an offer from the Demon Deacons last month before the announcement of the resignation of Jim Grobe. Wolford admitted he didn't know if the new staff was going to honor his spot.
New head coach Dave Clawson along with offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero visited Wolford and his family on Saturday afternoon and left that evening with a verbal commitment.
Why did Wolford switch from the Pirates to the Deacs?
"The meeting went great," noted Wolford. "It was a combination of reasons. Wake is a great school. I think the program is going to be ascending under the new staff. I have a chance to come in and compete for a job and that's really all you can ask for. I want to be a part of that."
As a senior Wolford threw for 3,317 yards and 38 touchdowns against seven interceptions while adding 14 scores on the ground en route to setting the state record in career touchdown passes (126), passing yards (10,621), and total offense (13,403).
One of things that stood out to Wolford was the style of offense used by Clawson and Ruggiero at Bowling Green.
"They threw the ball around a bunch," stated Wolford. "That's what I've done in high school and they do a lot of the same stuff I do here. They run the ball too. They are going to run an up tempo offense and be multiple, so that all fits me."
Kynon Codrington is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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