Former Wake Forest defensive back Zion Keith is returning to his home state after committing to play for South Carolina State as a grad transfer.
Prior to transferring to the Bulldogs, Keith previously committed to Appalachian State in April before decommitting a month later.
The one-time Demon Deacon made his name in the high school ranks as a defensive back and wide receiver at Wilson High School in Florence, South Carolina.
Keith was named the Region 7-4A Athlete of the Year recording 1,044 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on offense along with six interceptions returning one for a touchdown and a forced fumble on defense.
As a member of the recruiting class of 2018, Keith decided to attend Wake Forest in March 2017 signing his letter of intent at the conclusion of his senior season with Wilson.
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He played four seasons with the Demon Deacons tallying 68 total tackles, three tackles for loss and two interceptions in the past two seasons.
Keith will be joining a South Carolina State coming off claiming their first outright MEAC title since 2009 and winning the Celebration Bowl.
He will be a welcome addition to a South Carolina State secondary that is moving on from Decobie Durant and Zafir Kelly, two of the top defensive backs in HBCU football last season.
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