Eric Tetlow has had Wake Forest high on his list for months and now he has made it official. The offensive lineman from Richmond (Va.) Mills E Godwin has informed the Demon Deacon coaching staff that he has committed to them.
"It just felt right," said the 6-foot-6, 294-pound Tetlow. "I've been thinking about it for the past two weeks, what I like about each school. I have a list of schools I really like and I looked at the pros and cons and Wake Forest looked like my best choice. I sat down with my parents last night and talked about each school then I came to my decision and I called Coach (Jonathan) Himebauch this morning."
Tetlow could have committed during the multiple visits he has taken to Winston-Salem. What finally made him decide to pull the trigger?
"It had to be the people," Tetlow explained. "When I went on my official visit I was with Hunter Goodwin and he really seemed to be a person that was just like me. We had a lot in common and I could see that with a lot of players and people. It got to me pretty closely and it made me think about how great the academics, football and coaching staff are and how much I like Coach (Jim) Grobe and Coach (Jonathan) Himebauch and how I could just really see myself there, being a Deacon."
About a week ago Tetlow said he was still waiting for some schools to see his senior film. Why didn't he wait for those schools to respond?
"I was thinking about that and the more I thought about it, even if those schools offered me, it wouldn't really change my decision," said Tetlow. "Florida State, Vanderbilt, West Virginia and Virginia Tech may have gotten back in there but, the more I thought about it, I would much rather go to Wake than any of these other schools. FSU and Vanderbilt have great football but they're a little far. Wake Forest seems to be a really good distance and I really like the coaching staff."
Tetlow is a very versatile offensive lineman and the Demon Deacons will take full advantage of that.
"Coach (Jonathan) Himebauch said, in a perfect world, I would play right tackle because Wake has some left handed quarterbacks," said Tetlow. "Coach (Jonathan) Himebauch said he really likes me because I can play anywhere on the line. My senior film showed me playing all five positions on the line and he knows I'm willing to play anywhere."
If some other schools come calling, is there a chance Tetlow would de-commit?
"My commitment is very solid. I'm not taking anymore visits."