The Demon Deacons did not have a single commitment entering June. According to multiple sources, Wake Forest pulled in three more players on Thursday, bringing their 2013 class tally to nine.
High two-star tight end Brendan O'Neil (Cambridge, Mass./Buckingham Browne & Nichols), 6-foot-4, 230-pounds, chose Wake over scholarship offers from UConn, UMass and Temple. Boston College, Duke and Syracuse showed interest.
BB&N coach John Papas told the Boston Herald, “He liked the complete package of athletics and academics that Wake Forest offered. Just visited last week and really liked the coaching staff.”
O'Neil could be catching passes in the future from quarterback Michael Radford (Charlotte, N.C./Country Day), who made the call for Wake Forest. According to Rivals.com, he held offers from Marshall, Charlotte and Presbyterian. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder posted an electronically-timed 4.86 40-yard dash, 4.42 20-yard shuttle and 28.5-vertical before his junior season.
Also committing Thursday night, according to Rivals, was linebacker / defensive end Ali Lamot (Mebane, N.C./Eastern Alamance). Old Dominion had offered the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder.