'Frisco for Sisco?
Yet another Jacob Peeler special was on tap for California on Wednesday, as the Golden Bears' graduate assistant helped to extend an offer to Southaven (Miss.) DeSoto Central defender Cortez Sisco.
"This offer means the world to me. This is my first Pac-12 offer, and right now, Cal is sitting at the top; they're No. 1," Sisco said less than an hour after being offered. "Coach Peeler, he's been talking to me for a while, and he called my coach up today, and my coach gave me his number, I called him up, and he threw an offer at me. I'm very blessed and very excited to get an offer from all the way in California.
What puts Cal at the top, along with an offer Sisco is still hunting for – Louisiana State? Education.
"They're the No. 1 public school in the nation, and they get recognized a lot," said Sisco said, who has a 3.0 GPA. "I still have to do my research on them, but I looked up a couple videos on YouTube, and all I saw was education, education and education, and that's what really got to me. That's what I really love."
Sisco was actually just coming off the field from a camp at Mississippi State – trying to earn an offer from the Bulldogs – when his coach told him to call the Cal staff for the offer.
"It was the highlight of my day," he laughed.
It's a busy summer already – and it figures to only get busier – for the as-yet-unranked defender. On Tuesday, he camped at Memphis, on Friday he's headed to Ole Miss, and then he heads to Atlanta for Georgia Tech and Georgia camps, finishing off with a trip to South Carolina to camp with Clemson.
The offer from the Bears makes it an even dozen for the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder, who plays linebacker/safety in Central's 4-2-5 scheme, but would fit as an outside linebacker for Cal.
"They like my speed – 4.48 – and my quickness," Sisco said. "I've got a nose for the ball, and all I want to do is make plays on defense, score touchdowns on defense."
Last season, Sisco notched 103 tackles, seven picks, four sacks, four forced fumbles and four tackles for loss.
All it took for linebackers coach Garret Chachere before giving the OK to offer Sisco was a single look at his tape (which you can conveniently see above).
"He really, really loved me, and said he'd never seen an athlete like me before," Sisco said. "They're ready to get me down there. They saw my tape and they fell in love with it."
Sisco said he will take an official visit to Berkeley.
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