All Is Well For LB Commitment

Kyle Jarrett

Linebacker Kyle Jarrett started off Wake Forest's 2007 recruiting class, committing to the Deacon program in August of 2005. Since that point, Wake's recruiting class has grown and improved – as has the West Forsyth (NC) linebacker.

Deacon verbal commitment Kyle Jarrett, a 6'2, 211-pound linebacker, from West Forsyth High School, is having an impressive senior season, leading his West Forsyth Titans to a 4-2 record, 1-0 in conference play early in his senior campaign. "We've had a good season up to now," Jarrett noted. "The offense is getting going and starting to drill teams and our defense is always doing well."

Jarrett has also had an impressive start to his senior campaign personally and, more importantly, his knee is feeling good this season. Last year, Jarrett tore ligaments in his knee during his junior season. "Everything is holding up," Jarrett said of his knee. There are some times when it gets cold I can feel it in the morning but there's no real pain. It's going great. If there's a problem, I've got a great relationship with my physical therapist…"

With his knee feeling better, Jarrett, a 3-star prospect, is not only excited about his senior season, but also Wake's season and the Demon Deacons' recruiting class.

"Here's Wake 4-0 and I opened the paper today and Wake's getting votes and close to the top 25. I think right now things are going great...I think a lot of people watching them seeing Wake's schedule figured they could go 5-0, but a lot of teams can go 5-0 and don't. Wake did what they had to do to beat Duke and have gone on to win their other games. They lost their starting quarterback and starting running back and they are almost in the top 25."

As the Demon Deacon squad impresses on the field, so does the 2007 recruiting class. "So far, I think we've had an amazing recruiting class," Jarrett noted. "Skylar Jones is a great quarterback and we're excited to see him. The defense is starting to pick up and we got Brandon Pendergrass and last year we got Josh Adams as running backs."

"So far, the coaches have done a great job getting guys here and visiting and getting them to commit," he said. "When Brandon and Skylar were down, it looked like they had a great time. I know Skylar Jones' mom had a great time. You've got to hand it to the coaches, they did a great job with me and they're getting some big-time players."

While Wake Forest has already added several impressive commitments this season, the Deacs continue to work to recruit more top talent. "We're still trying to get a few others over here," Jarrett noted. "Nick Wood from California, we're trying to get him to come over here. I know we haven't offered Chad Diehl who has been offered by Virginia Tech and Duke, but he's a great player who plays on a great team. He came down to the Duke game and I hope he was here for Wake more than Duke. He looked like he enjoyed it a little bit. I don't know if we'll offer or not, but he would be a great addition if we do. Nick Wood, if we can get him down here on a visit, I think we can focus on getting him here. I think Wesley Saunders will have an official visit here. If we add him to our depth chart that'd be huge – he's an amazing player."

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