West Forsyth (Cumming, Georgia) tight end prospect Ben Bresnahan sees how Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson has utilized Cam Serigne the last couple years and is encouraged.
As a 6-foot-4, 227 pound wide receiver in high school, Bresnahan projects as a pass catching tight end powerhouse at the next level and believes Wake could potentially be the spot that taps into that ability best.
Bresnahan set a school record with 57 receptions in his junior season for 752 yards and seven scores.
He visited Winston-Salem for Junior Day this weekend, and was impressed with what he saw.
“It was a great, amazing visit. I got a tour of the new medical facility in downtown Winston-Salem,” Bresnahan said. “That’s what I want to do. That’s the field I want to study — something with medicine or physical therapy.”
He got to spend time with the player he will likely try to emulate at the next level.
“I got to hang with tight end Cam Serigne,” Bresnahan said. “He introduced me to some of the other players, and I got to notice the atmosphere and how close all the players are.
“The next morning I got to meet the new tight ends coach and have breakfast with him. I got to see the health and exercise sciences facility on campus and talk to a couple of doctors. That was awesome.”
He also has great regard for the Wake coaching staff.
“I got to sit down with coach Clawson, and we talked about a bunch of different stuff,” Bresnahan said. “I just love coach Clawson so much.
“Then we started Junior Day, and that was awesome too. Went to the basketball game. They got a big win, which was nice.”
The Deacs had multiple Georgia prospects on campus for Junior Day Saturday, and Bresnahan enjoyed mingling with others from his area. Wake offensive lineman Tyler Watson and defensive back signee Troy Simon are from Milton Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia, just five minutes away from where Bresnahan lives.
Bresnahan tentatively plans to commit before his senior high school season starts.
“I’m still pretty open with it. I’ve kind of thrown it out there that I’d like to be committed before my senior season starts, or right after,” he said. “I’ll keep it open if I need to, but my plan is to commit before my senior season starts or right after.”
“Just the atmosphere and how the players bond with each other — that’s big,” Bresnahan said about what will be important in making his decision. “Academics and how good the coaches are, and how I feel like I fit with the coaches.”
He said Wake is definitely on the way up in terms of facilities and results on the field.
“It’s definitely on the incline,” Bresnahan said. “It’s crazy on how nice it’s going to be.”