Though a host of schools contacted Birdsong and offered him prior to his commitment to Wake Forest, he is no longer hearing from those schools anymore. "I've cut off all ties with every other school," he said. "I've told them thanks, but Wake's the place I'm going to go."
Birdsong, a big offensive lineman who has a chance to step in and play next year, noted that Wake's small size, coaching staff, and academics were the main reasons that he chose to play his college football and be a student at Wake Forest.
Prior to officially becoming a Demon Deacon, Birdsong will prepare for his days in Winston-Salem. "I'm just lifting and running and trying to get in shape," he said. "They're not really too sure what they're going to do [as far as redshirting me.] They'll see what I do when I get there and if they need me, I'll play."
Birdsong led his Montgomery Bell Academy team to a 9-3 record and a trip to the state semifinals in his senior campaign.