Ehrmann Commits to Wake Forest

Joey Ehrmann comes from a football background and last night he took the next step in his own legacy, giving a verbal commitment to play for Wake Forest next season. The two-star linebacker from Baltimore, Md., had a few options at this point to choose from, but it seems like the Demon Deacons brought the full package to the table that Ehrmann was looking for.

Strong side linebacker Joey Ehrmann had already held offers from Iowa, Syracuse and Duke, but when Wake Forest came into the picture the 6-foot-4, 205-pound athlete was quick to come to a decision, giving them a verbal pledge on Wednesday night. With great size and being from an NFL bloodline, Ehrmann will have an opportunity to make a big impact in the ACC.

"I committed to Wake Forest last night," Ehrmann stated. "I was going to wait, but they had two scholarship offers out for one spot at my position and after going over the other schools and what everyone had to offer I felt like pulling the trigger and committing to Wake Forest was the right thing for me."

"I like that they are going to have me play strong side linebacker which is what I wanted to do in college and also feel very comfortable with their defensive scheme," Ehrmann explained. "The school being so small and the education that I will be receiving also played a big part as well as the level of competition in the ACC. One other thing that set them apart was my relationship with Head Coach Jim Grobe and the linebackers coach Brad Lambert who are both great guys."

As a junior, Ehrmann was named first-team All-City, honorable mention All-State and was selected to the Super 22 team by the Baltimore Football Club.

He claims a max bench of 290 pounds, a max squat of 500 pounds and carries a 2.9 core GPA in school.

Ehrmann's father Joe Ehrmann played defensive tackle for Syracuse and was the 10th overall pick of the 1973 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the Colts and also played for the Detroit Lions before moving on to the USFL.

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