At 6-2, 190 pounds, Seifrig has incredible all-around ability. He plays running back, receiver, and free safety for his Heritage Hills High School team. Seifrig has also been known to throw passes off of reverses. He has legitimate 4.4 speed and has a prototype frame for the college game.
It's a long way from Tuscaloosa to Seifrig's hometown of Lincoln City, Indiana, but he and his parents made the drive so that they could attend last Saturday's one-day camp. "The Tide coaches are great," Seifrig told BamaMag.com. "I really liked each one that I met."
Having watched film of Seifrig in action, we came away with the following impressions. In his high school games, Seifrig displays a physical running style that allows him to break numerous tackles when he carries the ball out of the backfield or after he catches a pass. The lanky wideout improvises on plays, depending on the defensive set up, and he blocks well enough to make opposing defenses pay for selling out on the blitz.
The first defender rarely tackles Seifrig. And when he gets in open field, he uses his speed to "walk off," leaving the defense staring at his heels. A threat to take it the distance every time he touches the ball, Seifrig has to be accounted for on each play by the defense or he will make them pay.
A multiple threat athlete who has won games running the ball, as a receiver, returning punts, returning kickoffs, and also throwing passes; Seifrig is a winner. He's only suffered one defeat in his high school career and it was to the state championship team his junior year.
He is a three year starter who is somewhat hidden in the Midwest, but his performance at recent Alabama and Vanderbilt camps has really opened some eyes.
His junior year Seifrig was selected to the All Area Team, All State Team, and was also named the Most Valuable Player of his Conference.
He has been measured at a 32-inch vertical jump and that allows him to gain the advantage over generally shorter cornerbacks.
Seifrig is also a multi-sport athlete. He averaged 17 points a game in basketball as a sophomore before giving up the sport his junior year. He still plays baseball (2nd Base) where he had 35 hits (eight doubles, four triples and four Home Runs) in 76 at-bats, scoring 28 runs. He posted 29 RBI's, had a .829 slugging percentage, and stole 15 bases in 18 attempts as a junior. Seifrig may try and play two sports at the college level, but his future appears stronger in football.
Seifrig bench presses 250 pounds and squats 390. He carries a 3.5 GPA, plus he has scored 1030 on the SAT and 24 on the ACT.
His recruitment has picked up heavily in recent weeks, but he seems most interested in Alabama, Stanford, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Indiana, Purdue, Clemson, Ole Miss, and Ball State. "Alabama is a major football school," Seifrig said. "When we were walking into the stadium out of the tunnel, I was like in awe of the place. It felt great!"
Seifrig has some amazing stats, rivaling the likes of Tim Castille over a two-year period.
Year Carries Yards Tds Avg per carry / Passing yds Catches Yards TDs Avg So. 78 770 14 9.95 124 39 698 9 17.9 Jr. 169 1321 24 7.8 14 31 561 3 18.1 Total 247 2091 38 8.5 138 70 1259 12 18.0 PR Yds Tds Avg / KOR Yds Avg / Points Scored / Total Yardage So. 300 3 25.0 87 29.0 170 1979 Jr. 209 1 19.0 230 28.7 178 2335 Total 509 4 22.1 317 28.8 348 4314 Tackles / TFLs / Int's / Fumbles rec. / Passes broken up So. 98 2 6 1 0 Jr. 75 1 8 1 5 Total 173 3 14 2 5