With the addition of Robert McCray, Wake Forest and Steve Forbes are on the board with the first commit of the 2021 recruiting class. On Wednesday, McCray, a combo guard from Columbia (SC) committed to the Demon Deacons.
Rivals ranks the 6-foot-4, 170-pound McCray as the No. 133 overall player in the 2021 class. McCray announced his commitment on Instagram. Wake Forest offered McCray, who enters his senior season with A C Flora, back in May, as soon as the new coaching staff hit the recruiting trail.
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Since taking over the Wake Forest program in late April, Forbes has worked to build a roster for the 2020-21 season. That meant convincing players like Isaiah Mucius, Jahcobi Neath and Ismael Massoud to return. Forbes also landed another trio of transfers: Jonah Antonio (UNLV), Jalen Johnson (Tennessee) and Daivien Williamson (ETSU).
Three weeks ago, Wake Forest landed a commitment from Emmanuel Okpomo, a 3-star center in the 2020 class. Okpomo became the first prep commit for Forbes with the Demon Deacons.
Back in early July, McCray compiled his list of top 10 schools, which included Wake Forest, Florida, College of Charleston and Winthrop, among others. In recent weeks, though, Wake Forest really started to emerge as the frontrunner for McCray.
McCray has been on the rise as prospect, too. Back in January, he was unranked by Rivals; his prospect page at 247 Sports is a blank slab. By early June, though, McCray ranked the top 150 in 2021 for Rivals.