TN OL An Early Bird Signee

Joseph Birdsong is ready to see the ink dry on his letter of intent. Birdsong committed to Wake Forest in October but tomorrow, the Tennessee native will officially be a Demon Deacon.

"Yeah, it's time to go ahead and get it on in," Joseph Birdsong said of his letter of intent to Wake Forest. "Actually, Coach Hood just called about 10 minutes ago asking how I was doing and checking on it."

Birdsong, who has been firm in his commitment to the Deacs since October, has had other options to choose from. The Deacs, however, showed him that he was wanted and he bought into the Deacs' plan to keep building a quality football program.

"There are other options, but I just felt like the coaches knew there was something going on there and the program was building. Everyone is very supportive of them there. I know it's not basketball there, but they have their AD back and the coach has a 10-year contract."

As for next year, Birdsong may have to step into the lineup early at Wake. "They signed a few offensive linemen so they're expecting maybe 2-3 to play. They're really sold on redshirting their freshmen, though. They were first looking at me at guard or center but he's saying I'll get a shot at left tackle first." Birdsong played left tackle this past season for Montgomery Bell.

To fill out for his position on the offensive line, Birdsong said that he has been working hard getting in shape and getting bigger. He is currently up to 6'4 275.

Birdsong will sign with Wake Forest around 7:00 to 7:30 on Wednesday.

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