"I committed to UT," Seiber said. "UT was always my favorite school that I always wanted to attend."
But Tennessee wanted Seiber to "grey shirt" and sit out the 2006 season, and join the team in 2007.
So when Kentucky stepped into the picture and offered Seiber a full scholarship and the chance to kick immediately, he knew he had made the wrong decision. Seiber then de-committed to the Vols, and committed to the Cats instead.
"It ultimately came down to what is better for me," he said. "At UK, they will bring me in right away, where at UT I would have to sit out a year. So at UK, it was a better opportunity for me."
Seiber's father was in the military, so he grew up in Germany and played a lot of soccer. He tried kicking a football, and when he realized he was pretty good at it, he moved to Knoxville to live with his grandmother. He only kicked for one season at Central High School, but was good enough to earn All-State honors in Tennessee.
"I'm really excited about it," he said. "It was always my dream to play college football. I wanted to go to UT. They offered me. I was excited, but I wasn't excited about sitting out a year. When I found out that UK wanted me and wanted me right away, it was a great feeling."
The Cats have a need for a kicker with the graduation of Taylor Begley, and UK currently has only one backup kicker. Kentucky also told Seiber that they weren't going to bring any other kickers in.
Seiber said, "They were full on their commitments, but they had one scholarship left, for me, and they were going to give it to a kicker. They have a very good special teams coach (Steve Ortmayer). He's very experienced. He was in the pros for many years, where UT is still looking for a special teams coach. They (UT) don't have a kicking coach, so it looks better for me there (UK)."