June 12, 2012

Serigne chooses Wake

Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods tight end Cameron Serigne visited Virginia last weekend and had a trip to Stanford scheduled for later this month, but he nixed those travel plans when he committed to Wake Forest Tuesday, June 12.

"I couldn't be happier," Serigne said. "It's [Wake] where I need to be. It's where I'm meant to be. [It's] what I looked for in a school. After thinking about their business and law programs, their football program, the type of people they have there, the coaching staff, it was just a no-brainer for me."

"I'm done visiting [other schools]. I'm committed to Wake Forest, and that's a 100-percent."

Serigne added Cory Helms and Josh Harris sent him a congratulatory text message. He said they are hoping to meet on campus in July. The Commonwealth product plans to officially visit Wake after his senior season.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound product of the Commonwealth said he surprised Wake Forest offensive line coach Jonathan Himebauch and offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Steed Lobotzke with his decision.

"They [Himebauch and Lobotzke] were very happy," Serigne said. "We talked, and they're really excited to get me back down."

After a strong performance at Wake's football Sunday, June 3 Serigne received a scholarship offer from Lobotzke. Serigne said Lobotzke, who likes his size and speed, told him he would fit in well at H-Back.

"Me and my family have been thinking about my commitment, because we knew we were going to have to make it sooner or later, so we've been thinking about it the past few weeks," Serigne said. "We just kept thinking about Wake Forest. There's no need to pick up other offers. It's more about finding a place where I want to be, which was Wake Forest. I felt it was time to commit, and I made my decision."

He caught 54 passes for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. Briar Woods has won back-to-back state championships.

Serigne also claims scholarship offers from Air Force, James Madison, Massachusetts and Ohio, while many other schools have shown interest.

Wake Forest entered June without a commitment for 2013; now the Demon Deacons have six with the addition of Serigne to the fold.

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