Wake in Lead for Birdsong after Visit

Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell offensive guard Joseph Birdsong officially visited Wake Forest this past weekend.

Taking an official visit on a bye week might seem somewhat unwise as it lacks the excitement of a game, but the 6-foot-6, 270-pounder found his stay to be anything but boring.

"It went real well," remarked Joseph Birdsong. "I went down there and toured the campus. I plan to major in business, so I got to talk to the Dean of business school. And then I watched practice. I had dinner with Coach [Jim] Grobe and Coach [Dean] Hood.

"I went out with Steve Justice for a little bit, and then went to my hotel. The next day I woke up and had breakfast at the hotel and then toured the football facilities, went to the stadium. And then had lunch with Coach [Steed] "Lobo" [Lobotzke] and Coach Hood."

Originally, Birdsong had scheduled an official visit to the Deacons' only opposition for his services on December 10th. However, the 2-star lineman walked away so impressed, that he is considering canceling the trip.

"I do have a visit scheduled with Mississippi, but I'm going to see how things go and that might change," stated Birdsong, who has offers from both Mississippi State and Vanderbilt as well as the Deacons and Rebels. "I'm debating if I'm ready to make a decision to either school or whether I'm going to wait it out. I came away really impressed with Wake Forest. I would say they are my leader."

There were many things that really caught Birdsong's eye, but he admits it was the coaching staff that stole the show, and possibly stole a recruit from SEC country.

"I would have to say I really liked the coaches," explained Birdsong. "The way they are with the players. They seem to always want to look out for the players. They seem like coaches with plans, and they know what they're doing and they know what sort of players they need to recruit and they know what they need to do with their talent."

With Birdsong's help, Montgomery Bell Hill has posted a 7-1 record and have qualified for the playoffs.

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