Nov 9, 2019; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons wide receiver Sage Surratt (14) fails to catch pass but a interference flag against the Virginia Tech Hokies kept the drive going at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

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Wake Forest WR Surratt opts out, citing ‘uncertainties and risks’

Leading Wake Forest receiver Sage Surratt said Wednesday he won’t play for the Demon Deacons this fall and instead will prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

He said “the many uncertainties and risks associated with COVID-19” led to his decision in a lengthy statement he posted on Twitter.

“Wake Forest University and the strength of all those who support the smallest Power 5 school have forever transformed my life,” he wrote. “WFU provided me the opportunity to compete at a high level while also earning an Economics degree this December from one of the most prestigious universities in the country.”

He continued: “My experience at Wake Forest has been extraordinary, and I leave with a humble and grateful heart. It has been my absolute privilege to suit up in the Black & Gold.”

As a redshirt sophomore last season, Surratt was a first-team All-ACC selection. He played in just nine games because of injury but still tallied 1,001 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

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