Wake Forest Demon Deacons land Michael Stevenson


The Wake Forest Demon Deacons football program notched their 19th commitment in the 2013 class yesterday after landing a pledge from three-star Clearwater, Florida safety Michael Stevenson. A talented prospect, Stevenson projects best at safety in college due to his playmaking ability in the box.

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Stevenson is one of the better safety prospects in the nation and is regarded as one of the best 15o players in the talent-rich state of Florida. His commitment to the Deacs comes a month before his scheduled official visit, which is a huge credit to the recruiting job done by Wake Forest.

The Deacons were able to land him over offers from West Virginia, USF, UCF, Pittsburgh, and Temple. That’s some solid competition, especially considering USF is in Stevenson’s state and were pursuing the three-star prospect heavily. In fact, they visited him just a week before Stevenson’s commitment to Wake Forest.

The 6’0″, 175 pound prospect is now one of the headliners in Wake Forest’s class, and I think only Milton center Cory Helms is better. Stevenson brings the total package with solid athleticism, speed, and ball skills, and the reason why he is best fit at safety is his ability in run support. He forces fumbles at a solid rate and has shown open-field prowess as a tackler for Clearwater Central Catholic.

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