Wake Forest-Rolesville junior offensive linemen Dylan Intemann and Ryan Doyle made commitments to Atlantic Coast Conference football programs last weekend.
Intemann, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle, will exchange a Wake Forest-Rolesville uniform for Wake Forest University colors. Doyle, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound tackle, accepted an offer from Maryland.
Intemann said he committed to Wake Forest because he couldn't think of a better place to go to college.
"The coaches are really friendly and know what they are doing. They are family oriented," Intemann said. "The education that I will receive is exceptional. It is all top notch. To me Wake Forest is the complete package."
Wake Forest usually redshirts its freshmen, using them in practice but not in games and saving a year's eligibility.
"That's great," Intemann said. "I'm not big enough or strong enough to play on the college level right now. To me, it is like an 18-year-old kid competing against a 23-year-old man. I expect to be redshirted and think it will help me have a better career."
Intemann expects the Deacons program to be successful.
"They are bringing in some good offensive linemen," he said. "That really makes me feel good about the future."
WF-R coach Reggie Lucas said the players' size attracted college coaches' attention, but the academic work and the attitudes the linemen have displayed helped earn their scholarships.
"Both of these guys have grade-point averages over a 3.0, and both have great attitudes," Lucas said. "They have worked to make themselves into better football players.
"If you want to play Division I football, you have to have a lot more than just size. These two guys are perfect examples of what colleges are looking for. If they didn't have their academics in order, they would not be getting these scholarships."
Wake Forest-Rolesville was 14-1 during the 2009 season.
ECH tumbles: East Chapel Hill's 2-1 loss in girls soccer to Wilmington (Del.) Padua last week dropped the Wildcats from No. 23 in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 rankings to No. 41.
Leesville Road, the preseason No. 1, is back up to No. 3 after falling to No. 6 when it played Apex to a scoreless tie.
Undefeated Green Hope is No. 24 in the rankings, jumping from No. 47. The Falcons play at home on Friday against East Chapel Hill.
Sports Club Awards: Four area high school athletes will be presented scholarships during the Raleigh Sports Club's annual banquet at the North Ridge Country Club on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Sanderson wrestler Adam Tassitino, Holly Springs baseball player Christopher Tomlinson, Garner volleyball and softball player Kasey Hamrick, and Enloe cross country runner Charles Harris will receive the scholarships.
The club also will recognize Apex track coach Roy Cooper.
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