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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Texas DE Ejiofor heading to ACC

By Sam Khan Jr.

It has been a whirlwind of a month for Houston Alief Taylor defensive end Duke Ejiofor.

Since the former Rice commit and the Owls parted ways, Ejiofor has been busy taking visits and looking for a new home. On Sunday, he found one.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect committed to Wake Forest on the final day of his official visit there.

Ejiofor was looking for a school that fit a similar profile to the one he was previously committed to: one with a good academic reputation and competitive FBS-level football.

Coming into his visit, he was already leaning toward the Demon Deacons. All he had to do was see what he liked on the campus. He did, so he made his pledge.

"Everything they told me was true," Ejiofor said. "It's a beautiful environment. The people are caring and they help each other out a lot. The school itself is so beautiful. I got to see the academic [staff] that will help me during school. All that stuff just impressed me so I made the choice to go there."

Ejiofor said he is done taking visits and is solid to the Demon Deacons. He was recruited by outside linebackers coach Derrick Jackson and defensive line coach Ray McCartney.

"They were telling me how I fit in their defense," Ejiofor said. "We watched a little bit of film and where specifically I'll be in their defense. I think I'll fit pretty well in their scheme."

Depending on how much weight he gains, Ejiofor could be an outside linebacker or a defensive end at Wake Forest. He had offers from Houston, UTEP and UTSA and also had interest from Tulsa.