After 22 games, star WR Sage Surratt has ended his Wake Forest career. This morning, Surratt took to twitter to announce his decision to opt-out of the season and begin training for the NFL draft.
Surratt missed the final stretch of Wake’s season after both him and Scotty Washington went down with injuries in the loss against Virginia Tech.
Surratt found himself on three preseason watch lists for college football awards — The Maxwell (top all-around player), Biletnikoff (top receiver), and Wuerffel (community service and leadership on and off the field). Surratt was recognized as an All-ACC selection and third-team All-America pick by Athlon last season.
Sage joins the likes of Gregory Rousseau from Miami, Caleb Farley from Virginia Tech, Jaylen Tywman from Pitt and other top stars to opt out of the 2020 season to prepare for the draft.
Without Sage, the wide receiving corps, while full of talent, now goes into the presumable season with a group consisting of Donavon Greene, AT Perry, Donald Stewart and Jaquarri Roberson, all with minimal starting experience.
It’s unclear to both BSD and other sources if Surratt is the scholarship player Coach Dave Clawson mentioned Friday as having opted out of the season, or if this decision is separate from another player who has opted out.
Sage Surratt, you’ve been one of the finest young men to put on Old Gold and Black, and know we will all be rooting for you when you’re bustin’ heads in the NFL next year.