Deacs extend a surprise offer in Missouri

St. Louis (MO) is outside of Wake Forest's normal recruiting territory but the Demon Deacons have found a player from the Gateway to the West that they believe can help them out.

Solo Ceesay is committed to the University of Pennsylvania, not the most prestigious football program but an outstanding university and that's exactly what Seesay was looking for when he started searching for the right college.

He's even turned down some other "big-time offers" because of how highly he prizes a good education. When Wake Forest offered he had to take note.

"They offered me on Sunday," Ceesay said. "It happened very fast. Wake Forest came into the picture quickly. I think (the coaches) were friends with a lot of the coaches that had already been recruiting me. I had eight other offers. I think they were friends with the Air Force coaches and they said good things about me."

When Wake's coaches saw Ceesay's film they found a player that could fill a position of need.

Ceesay is still committed to Penn but he's open to listening to the Deacs.

"I really want to go to a good school and that's why I turned down some of these other offers. Wake Forest is definitely a game changer. It's a great school in a great area so I'd definitely consider going there," he said. "I haven't set (and official visit) up yet but I'm probably going to. They keep calling me and talking to me and I think they will until I set up a visit so I'll probably do that."

The 6'3, 250-pound defensive end from John Burroughs School said he is not sure when he will visit Wake Forest nor does he know when he will have a final decision on whether to stick with Penn.

Demon Deacon Digest Top Stories