Junior linebacker Matt Rolin has collected 18 offers since the Falcons won their second consecutive Virginia AA Division 4 championship in December, making him one of the area’s most coveted recruits. Briar Woods senior defensive back/wide receiver Alex Carter helped bring a national recruiting spotlight to a school that has only been open for seven years. Carter signed with Stanford on Feb. 1.
“It’s very exciting, and it kind of took me by surprise,” Serigne said of the sudden flow of offers. “To get three in five days, it’s been wild. But we’re starting to get used to the publicity.”
Now Serigne finds himself on the radar of college coaches — and more offers are sure to follow for a sure-handed, 6-foot-3, 230-pound receiver with blocking ability and a knack for big plays.
Serigne was Briar Woods sophomore quarterback Trace McSorley’s favorite target in 2011, catching 53 passes for 709 yards and 10 touchdowns. The coaches he has spoken with like his versatility and see him as a receiving tight end or h-back.
“It’s been pretty consistent,” Serigne said. “They want me to come in and catch passes, split out, go in the back field — an all-trades kind of thing.”
So far Serigne, who also plays linebacker for the Falcons, has also received interest from Maryland, Duke, Stanford, Delaware and Old Dominion. He was invited out to Palo Alto to watch the Cardinal’s spring game in June.
“I remember watching Alex get all those offers last year and thinking how much fun that seemed,” Serigne said. “I think that opened people’s eyes to the fact that there’s a lot of talent out here. It kind of broke through the wall.”
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