But when Wake Forest came calling two weeks ago, the opportunity was simply too good to pass up.
Serigne, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound junior, verbally committed to the Demon Deacons on Tuesday.
“When I visited, I just left with a different feeling than I had when I left the other schools. I just kind of knew that this place was special and it was where I was meant to be,” Serigne said. “It felt right, and when you know, you know.”
Serigne chose Wake Forest over Massachusetts, Ohio, Temple, JMU and Air Force. He joined linebacker Matt Rolin (South Carolina) as the second member of the Falcons’ 2013 class to commit within the last month.
“It came down to certain criteria that I had,” Serigne said. “Wake Forest had every aspect of that — a good education and a good football program surrounded by great people.”
Demon Deacons offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch told Serigne he would be used primarily as an H-back who would block and catch passes out of the backfield.
“They like my speed and see me as someone who can be versatile, move offline, inline, and my size is perfect for that H-back role,” Serigne said. “It’s very similar to having me split out and catching balls like I’ve done here, and having that receiving background will really help me with route running.”
Last fall Serigne was the most reliable target in the passing game for sophomore quarterback Trace McSorley. He led the Falcons with 53 receptions for 709 yards and 10 touchdowns and also played linebacker to help lead Briar Woods to its second consecutive Virginia AA Division 4 championship.
McSorley recently picked up his first offer from Boston College and rising senior running back Cory Colder was offered by Bucknell earlier this spring as the flow of recruiters through Brambleton continues to intensify.
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