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Wake Forest hopes bigger is better when it comes to signing recruits.
The Demon Deacons announced the largest recruiting class of coach Jim Grobe's tenure there on Wednesday.
The 25-player class covers 12 states and virtually every position on the field. Three of the players have already enrolled.
The 13th-year coach calls it ''a big class for us'' and it eclipses the 23-player group he signed in 2003.
Scout.com rates the class as the 10th-best in the 14-team Atlantic Coast Conference with 11 players receiving three stars and none receiving four or five.
Among the biggest needs were offensive line and linebacker. The Demon Deacons' line was ravaged by injuries last season, a major reason why Wake Forest's offense ranked last in the ACC in scoring offense and 11th in both total offense and rushing offense and why the team finished 5-7 - its fourth straight losing record.
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