Wake Forest Signs Three to Letters of Intent
Nov. 13, 2014
By Nick Sebesta, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@TieDyeNation)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning announced today that three prospective student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Wake Forest beginning in the fall of 2015.
Guard Bryant Crawford (Kensington, Md.), center Doral Moore (Locust Grove, Ga.) and John Collins (West Palm Beach, Fla.) signed their official commitments this week to join the Demon Deacons next season.
Manning's first recruiting class at Wake Forest is a consensus top 25-ranked class, listed as No. 16 in the country by 247Sports.com, No. 19 by Rivals.com and No. 22 by Scout.com.
Crawford is a consensus four-star recruit, rated the 79th-best player in the 2015 class by Rivals. He is a 6-3, 180-point guard who plays at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. A native of Kensington, Md., Crawford is considered one of the top point guards in the upcoming class.
"I'm very excited about Bryant Crawford joining our family and our basketball program," said Manning. "He was the first commitment from the 2015 recruiting class, and it really helped set the tone in our recruiting. He comes from a loving family with his mom Ragen Hall and his grandma, Lillie. He is exceptionally well-coached by Stephen Turner in high school and in AAU basketball by Keith Stevens. We're looking forward to him bringing an aggressive, get-it-done, do everything mentality to our program."
A seven-foot center, Moore is a top-60 prospect who is a consensus four-star recruit. Listed as the 49th-best player in the 2015 class by Rivals, Moore is a native of Locust Grove, Ga. and plays for Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla.
"Doral Moore is an exceptionally gifted big man with a huge upside," said Manning. "He moves very well for his size and has a good skill set. He is just beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. His parents Doral Sr. and Valerie have raised a wonderful young man.
"Doral comes from two great basketball programs in Luella High School in Georgia and now at Montverde Academy for his senior season under head coach Kevin Boyle and assistant coach Rae Miller. His AAU program, the Atlanta XPress, is also one of the more talented programs in the Southeast."
Collins, a power forward from West Palm Beach, Fla. is considered a four-star recruit by ESPN. Collins, at 6-9, 230 pounds, plays at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. He was listed just outside the top 100 in the class of 2015 by 247Sports.
"John Collins a big, rugged skilled post player," said Manning. "He has a great feel and understanding for the game. He is well-coached in high school with coach Tavarus Harris and in AAU basketball with the Florida Flash and his coach Lance Tejada. His mom Lyria has a military background and has done a wonderful job raising John."
Crawford, Moore and Collins will enroll at Wake Forest in 2015 and join the Demon Deacons beginning with the 2015-16 season.
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