Wake Forest has traveled to Texas, Florida, and elsewhere in search of their first cornerback commitment; but it turns out the corner they were looking for was in their own backyard. Deacons Illustrated caught up with Winston-Salem (NC) Carver defender Dominique Tate to discuss his decision.
"I'm pretty excited about it" Tate said. "I think it's an opportunity for me to play for a great program and get a good education."
Tate who also held an offer from Duke, says that he did a lot of thinking about his decision, and talked it over with the people closest to him.
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"My parents and my high school cocahes really talked to me about how good of a decision it would be."
The 5'10" defender received an offer from Wake after an impressive performance at their one-day camp on June 8th. Tate ran a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash and showed why he was able to intercept 7 passes as a junior.
Is Tate completely done with the recruiting process?
"I wouldn't say I'm completely done, but I am a solid commitment" he said.
Tate, who was recruited by Coach Ray McCartney, is listed as a safety but will play corner in college.
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