Ever since visiting Wake Forest on Dec. 2, Memphis (Tenn.) University School offensive lineman Russell Nenon had been thinking hard about committing to the Demon Deacons.
On Thursday night, Nenon went ahead and pulled the trigger when Wake head coach Jim Grobe made an in-home visit.
"I like the coaches, basically," Nenon said. "I am going to have to spend the next four or five years of my life with them, so that is important."
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The 6-foot-4, 301-pounder chose Wake Forest ahead of Memphis.
"I like the academic reputation of the school," he added. "The high school I go to is pretty prestigious academically and I want to continue to get the best preparation possible for when I go into business (after college) or continue with my football career."
He also liked the city of Winston-Salem.
"I prefer a city," Nenon said. "Winston-Salem is not too big and not too small."
Nenon added that he was "100 percent" committed to Wake Forest and that he plans on enrolling for summer school in July.
He also mentioned that the Wake Forest coaches came to his house Thursday night from the home of Memphis Melrose defensive tackle Michael Carter and that the coaches said Carter committed to the Demon Deacons as well.
"I guess it was a big night in Memphis for them."
Defensive coordinator Dean Hood was Nenon's Wake Forest recruiter.