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Father Ryan safety Andrew Rector Commits to Wake Forest

Andrew Rector really wanted to end his recruitment process and concentrate on the upcoming football season.

After a Saturday visit to Wake Forest, Rector fell in love with everything the Demon Deacons had to offer and committed a couple of days later.

"When I got up there, everything really just fell into place," Rector said. "Their academics are top notch and I'll have the chance to play early at free safety."

"The recruiting process is rough and I just wanted to be finished with it."

He becomes the 15th verbal commitment for the Demon Deacons in the Class of 2015 and is the only safety in the Class.

Rector is ranked No. 16 in's Top 30 MidState Prospects and chose Wake over offers from Western Kentucky

"Wake will be getting an outstanding football player that will contribute early on to their program," Father Ryan head coach Bruce Lussier said. He has a tremendous work ethic and a great skill set along with outstanding field awareness and is ultra competitive."

During the 2013 season, Rector made 38 tackles and led the Fighting Irish with six interceptions from his strong safety position.

He is the 24th commitment in the Volunteer State in the class of 2015 joining Knoxville Webb Linebacker Brant Mitchell (Georgia Tech), Southwind defensive end John McDougle (Memphis), MUS defensive end Peyton Jones (Memphis), Oakland linebacker Josh Smith (Vanderbilt), Franklin kicker/punter Corey Fatony (Missouri), Oakland tight end Kyle Oliver (Tennessee), Notre Dame Athlete Kareem Orr (Louisville), South Doyle running back Joc Bruce (Tennessee), Columbia tight end Jackson Harris (Georgia), Knoxville West running back Nathan Cottrell (Georgia Tech), Baylor quarterback Nick Tiano (Mississippi State), Memphis Central Athlete Deddrick Thomas (Mississippi State), Signal Mountain offensive lineman Harrison Moon (Mississippi State), Ridgeway defensive tackle Elontae Bateman (Arkansas State), Ridgeway running back Earl Harrison (Arkansas State), Melrose Safety Tony Pollard (Memphis), Blackman Athlete Jauan Jennings (Tennessee), Nashville Overton defensive back Ugo Amandi (Ole Miss), Ensworth defensive back Donovan Sheffield (Vanderbilt), Ensworth defensive back Rico McGrew (Georgia), Oakland offensive lineman Jack Jones (Tennessee), Maryville defensive end Dylan Jackson (Tennessee), Coalfield offensive lineman Zack Stewart (Tennessee) and Clinton wide receiver Jaylond Woods (Tennessee)

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