Wake TE target Ben Bresnahan excels at L.A. The Opening

Wake Forest 2018 tight end target Ben Bresnahan recaps his newest visit to Winston-Salem.

West Forsyth (Cumming, Ga.) tight end Ben Bresnahan visited Wake Forest yet again last week, bringing along his father to take in the Demon Deacon experience.

“It was a great trip. I brought my dad this time, as he’d been away on business on my other trips,” Bresnahan said. “I wanted to show him around, see the coaches and talk with them again. He was really impressed.”

Bresnahan got to spend more time on this visit with Wake strength and conditioning coach Brandon Hourigan.  

“I got to learn more about what the strength program was like, which was good,” he said. “He showed me how they analyze the bodies of the players, comparing muscle to fat, and even different sides — in terms of differences between the left and right arms and legs. It was cool to learn about that and see how they approach those things in terms of lifting.”

During his visit, Bresnahan got to see a video presentation of the continued facility improvements coming to the Wake Forest campus.  

“It’s looking pretty amazing,” he said. “It will be as good as any facilities in the country, if not better. It’s amazing.”

After his visit, Bresnahan heard on Twitter from Wake 2018 quarterback commit Sam Hartman.




The two then saw each other during the weekend at a 7-on-7 tournament in Georgia.

That tournament is coming on the heels of an impressive performance at The Opening Camp in Los Angeles.

“I was trying to get to one before Atlanta. My dad was at a trade show, so I went out there with him,” Bresnahan said. “I did pretty well. My shuttle went down and my vertical went up.”

Bresnahan has trips planned in the coming weeks to Auburn, Miami, Ohio State and Pittsburgh.  

“I’m still hoping to be committed by late summer-ish. That’s still my plan right now. I’m looking for the best fit,” he said. “I love Wake, and they’re really high on my list right now. I have a great relationship with the coaches and I feel at home there. But I want to see how things play out the next couple of months.”

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