Cam Serigne’s criteria for finding the right college during the recruiting process focused on solid academics, a good football program and where he would be surrounded by great people.
The Briar Woods High School rising senior found exactly what he was looking for in Wake Forest University.
Serigne, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound tight end/H-back, concluded his recruiting process June 19 when he verbally accepted a scholarship to play football and attend Wake Forest, a Division I Bowl Championship Series program in Winston Salem, N.C.
“When I went to Wake, it had everything I was looking for,” Serigne said. “It’s already a great program and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Serigne led Briar Woods with 53 receptions for 709 yards and 10 touchdowns during the Falcons’ run to a second straight Virginia Division 4 state championship in 2011. Serigne also played linebacker as a junior.
A 2011 All-State, All-Region and All-District selection at tight end, Serigne impressed college coaches with his speed, route running, versatility and size.
He chose the Demon Deacons from the Atlantic Coast Conference over offers from Air Force, William & Mary, James Madison, Massachusetts, Ohio, Temple, Old Dominion and Wooford.
“It’s nice to find out where I want to be,” said Serigne, who is interested in studying Business and Law. “I’m very happy about it.”
Serigne joins linebacker Matt Rolin (South Carolina) as Briar Woods’ second Class of 2013 football commit. Another Falcon rising senior, running back Cory Colder has received an offer from Bucknell University, and rising junior quarterback/defensive back Trace McSorley recently picked up an offer from Boston College.
“We never settle for anything less than our best,” Serigne said of himself and his teammates. “We all push each other. Coach [Charlie] Pierce and our coaching staff help us reach our potential. Our work ethic at Briar Woods sets us apart.”
With his college destination set, Serigne can now focus on his senior year for the two-time defending state champion Falcons.
“I can’t wait.” Serigne said of the 2012 season. “We are going to try to get that third one and just take it one game at a time and go get it. It’s about getting better and staying humble and hungry.”
Ashburn to Wake
Cam Serigne is the fourth Loudoun student-athlete to commit to Wake Forest University’s football team in recent years. The Demon Deacons’ 2012 roster includes three Stone Bridge High School graduates.
Reshirt junior defensive lineman Zach Thompson started all 13 games for Wake Forest in 2011, recording 40 tackles. Redshirt junior linebacker Mike Olson started two games and played in 11 games last season. Zach’s twin brother Patrick Thompson is a redshirt sophomore quarterback for the Deacons.
All three played at Stone Bridge under coach Mickey Thompson, Zach and Patrick’s father.