Friday August 9th, 2013

By Martin Rickman

Finally, some good news for Wake Forest football. Josh Harris, who had previously been declared ineligible pending the result of a waiver submitted to the NCAA, was cleared to play his senior season. This is big for a Demon Deacons offense that needs all the help it can get in 2013.

Harris has had an up-and-down career with the Deacs, as injuries and the academic cloud surrounding him all summer have largely overwhelmed the potential and strong performances he's delivered in his time at Wake. But his explosive potential to make a big play is something the Demon Deacons desperately need.

This couldn't come at a better time for the team, whose offense averaged just 3.0 yards per carry in 2012. The stable of Harris, sophomore Deandre Martin and redshirt freshmen Dominique Gibson and Josh Wilhite should be enough to get the Deacs above the paltry 1,206 rushing yards they managed a year ago.

To SB Nation's Blogger So Dear, Harris said:

"I'm very excited to join my teammates. I've been through a lot with them. It's only right that I finish my career with them." 
Wake Forest is in a make-or-break year after missing a bowl for the third time in the last four years. But with plenty of starters returning on both sides of the ball, six or more wins could be attainable as long as the discipline and injury problems that plagued the team in 2012 don't resurface.

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