December 30, 2012

Serigne a true offensive threat

Wake Forest's multi-talented fullback, H-Back and tight end Tommy Bohanon is departing, but the Demon Deacons will soon welcome the versatile Cameron Serigne.

The 6-foot-3 and 225-pound Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods senior saw action H-Back, tight end, wide receiver and defensive end.

"What they [Wake's coaches] told me and Coach Lobo told me is that it should be similar to what Tommy, but he wants me as more of an H-Back, because I can play receiver," Serigne said.

"That kind of gives flexibility, where I can spread out and flex out, but at the same time I can come in and block too out of the backfield."

He leaves Briar Woods as a three-time state champion after a 52-0 win over Heritage Saturday, Dec. 8. The Commonwealth product played a significant role in the Falcons 29-game win streak.

"It was awesome," Serigne said. "It's a great feeling. I couldn't ask for a better senior year. It was just great."

Serigne, who was a two-way starter at tight end/H-Back and defensive, amassed 1,069 yards of total offense and 12 touchdowns (passing, receiving and rushing), and recorded five sacks on his way to first-team All-State honors, first-team All-Metro honors and an invitation to the Chesapeake Bowl.

Jonathan Himebauch and Steed Lobotzke recruited him for the Demon Deacons.

"He [Lobotzke] kind of came in and recruited me after I got offered," Serigne said. "He is a great guy. We're pretty close. He keeps in contact with me like every week. It's been cool."

"Coach Lobo came to a couple of my games this year. Coach Himebauch came and talked with my family, so it's been great. They've been really good to me and my family, so I've been real happy about it."

Serigne, who is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, gave up basketball and baseball, so he can focus on preparing himself for the rigors of college football.

"I've been training," Serigne said. "I'm in a program, getting ready, lifting a lot and I've been working out with the same people I've been working out with since I was a freshman."

The Wake Forest coaching staff does not want Serigne to come in weighing more than 235 pounds, so he can maintain the speed to spread out as a wide receiver. His versatility, size and speed may be a mismatch for opposing defenses.

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