Breaking down Wake Forest's 2022 recruiting class so far
Wake Forest is the ACC’s lone remaining undefeated team in 2021.
While Dave Clawson is leading the Demon Deacons to success on the field, there’s still room to catch up on the recruiting trail. Wake Forest could secure its first 10-win season since 2006 later this year, but a top-50 recruiting class might be harder to come by.
Wake Forest’s 2022 class currently ranks No. 57 nationally, per 247Sports Composite rankings. It’s not a bad class overall — but it lacks the sort of high-end talent that would be required for Wake to sustain runs like the one they’re making in 2021.
Here’s a breakdown of where the class stands in mid-October:
Class ranking: No. 10 ACC, No. 57 nationally
Total commits: 15
Blue-chip commits (4-and-5-star prospects): 0
Highest-rated offensive player: 3-star RB Demond Claiborne | No. 506 overall | No. 38 RB | King William, Virginia
Highest-rated defensive player: 3-star DL Eli Hall | No. 420 overall | No. 62 DL | Shelby, North Carolina
Final thoughts: Wake Forest is quietly in the midst of one of its best runs in school history. The Demon Deacons will play in their sixth straight bowl game this postseason, which is an unprecedented streak for the program. But if they want to reach the next level, they’ll have to do better on the recruiting trail moving forward.