"I spent the whole weekend with my position coach, Tim Duffie. I like that he sees a lot of potential in me. When they offered me, he told me that he loved my character as a person and that I was a great athlete who they can put anywhere on the field. Before I left, I let Coach Grobe and Coach Duffie know that I wanted to be a Deacon. What got me the most was the unbelievable atmosphere and the coaches."
Latter made the commitment to Wake Forest with both his mother and father present. Although tabbed to play in the secondary for the Demon Deacons, Latter can make things happen with the ball in his hands. He led the Vance Cougars at quarterback as a senior to a 9-4 record and to the second round of the North Carolina Class 4A state playoffs.
"You know, I felt like I had a pretty good season," he said. "I had 2500 total yards rushing and passing and 25 total touchdowns. Having played quarterback, I think will helping me in being able to read offenses in the secondary. I also have good speed and acceleration to the ball and a 38-inch vertical.
"My goal, when I get to Wake Forest, is to be able to play as much as possible as a true freshman. The coaches talked a little bit about it to me on the visit. They said if I come in and show that I can play, I should see a lot of early playing time."
As a senior, Latter was an All-Conference performer in the I-Meck. His best game of the year was probably against Lake Norman where he passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 112 yards on five carries with a touchdown. He wore jersey number-8 as a Cougar.