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Scout's Take: Wake Forest TE commit
What to Like: Of all the Division 1 tight end prospects in the state this year for the 2010 class, Basford was one of the most productive as a junior last season. He caught 16 passes for over 200 yards and found the endzone four times. He made plays and was very active in the Bishop Kenny passing game. He's able to do that because he has good hands, he finds ways to get open, and he makes things happen once he gets going downfield. He also has ideal size at 6-5 and 230 and has the upside to grow into a real nice-sized college tight end. His size enables him to be an effective blocker at the prep level as well. What may concern you: While he's a big kid who can block, like most kids at this age, he needs to get better at it before playing major college football. He's a hard-worker so that should come over time. And since he's such a big kid already, he doesn't run around like some other tight end prospects. While he has the ability to get down the seam and make things happen, his speed isn't going to blow anyone away. Bottom Line: Wake's getting a solid tight end prospect who had scholarship offers at one point from two of the state's Big 3 – Miami and Florida State. He's a big kid who was productive as a junior and has the upside to emerge as a solid all-around tight end at the next level. He's also one of the youngest tight ends in this year's class, which is considered a big plus.
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