Wake Forest football has received its sixth commitment of the class of 2013 with H-Back/Tight End Cam Serigne out of Ashburn, Va. Serigne, a 6'3, 225-pound player, plays for Briar Woods High School. Last season, Serigne hauled in ten touchdowns to go along with 53 catches and 709 yards receiving. He plays both ways in high school at the linebacker position on the defensive side of the ball as well as the aforementioned tight end spot on offense. Briar Woods has won the last two state championships, reeling off 14 consecutive wins last season after falling in the season opener.
Serigne has received offers from James Madison, Air Force and Ohio and had interest from Maryland, Duke, Virginia and Stanford. Serigne was named to the First Team All-District, All-Region and All-State Teams as a tight end. He is the first offensive position player the Class of 2013 has, which includes a nose tackle transfer from Akron, four offensive tackles and a defensive back.
We had a chance to chat with Cam about his commitment. Click through after the link for Cam's comments about his commitment and Wake Forest as well as a highlight video.
You were being recruited by various other schools, why did you choose Wake over the other options?
I had a checklist that I was looking at when I looked at schools, and Wake met all the criteria. Wake provides the opportunity for a great education which was important. The business and law programs are great, and the football is great. The coaches are really good people, and I really felt like Wake was a place I could get an education and play football.
Where else were you looking when you made the decision to commit to Wake?
Wake Forest, UVA, Temple and Stanford were my top choices. I decided to cancel my trip to Stanford and was still waiting to hear back from Virginia. I just felt like Wake was where I needed to be, and I wanted to get the recruitment out of the way. I'm not about the ego and felt like it was time to commit and not drag it out.
You play on both sides of the ball right now, what's your favorite position: tight end or linebacker?
I'm definitely an offensive guy, and thats where Wake recruited me. I was recruited by Coach Lobotzke and Coach Himebauch and loved the staff. I spent all day at camp with Coach Lobotzke and talked with Coach Himebauch and could tell that they were very good people who I wanted to surround myself with.
What are your goals for the upcoming high school season?
Well, we're two time defending state champions, so I just want to stay humble and keep working to get better. I definitely want us to win another state title, and it's important to work hard and get stronger.
Do you have anything you want to say to Deacon fans out there?
I just can't wait to be a Deac. It's where I want to be, it's a good fit for me. I can't wait to come in and work hard.
Thanks for your time Cam!
Cam appears to be a great fit for the Wake Forest football team, both on and off the field. He's a hard worker who has a lot of upside and certainly appears willing and ready to put in all the work required of an incoming Division I athlete. We welcome you to Wake Forest Cam, we're glad to have you as a Demon Deacon.
The 2013 class is really shaping up for the football team, and we look forward to hearing about more recruits in the upcoming summer months.
As always comments, questions and criticisms are always welcome, and go Deacs!