Wake Forest's top 10 2010 recruiting class got even stronger Wednesday when four-star face up center Carson Desrosiers gave the program a verbal pledge.
Coming off visits to both Wake Forest and Arizona State, Desrosiers picked Wake Forest for several reasons according to his travel team coach Vincent Pastore of Mass Rivals.
"One thing he liked about Wake Forest is that they already have some talented power forwards there, so he can play more on the perimeter," said Pastore. "Playing on the perimeter is really where is strength is, and he won't be asked to fill up the middle and be an inside presence for them.
"Also, the ACC is a skilled league, and Carson is loaded with skill. He shots the ball, puts it on the floor, can pass it and has a strong understanding of the game. It's a good conference for a kid with his abilities.
"The lure of playing in a basketball strong state like North Carolina was strong, too. Then he'll have a chance to come back home and play Boston College."
6-foot-10, 210-pounds out of Lawrence (Mass.) Central Catholic High School, Desrosier is best in the high post where he can take advantage of his skill level facing the basket. Part of his development at the next level will entail becoming a more physical player and improving as a rebounder.