Seisay Finds Clarity

After pledging a verbal commitment to Boise State only a week ago, American Canyon (CA) three-star athlete Chris Seisay had a change of heart and is headed in a different direction.

It was only a week ago that American Canyon (CA) three-star athlete Chris Seisay made a verbal commitment to Boise State; calling his offer from the Broncos, "the one he had been waiting for." That all changed though in the days following his pledge to Boise State, according to Seisay's head coach at American Canyon High School, Ian MacMillan.

"Yes, he did commit to Boise State to play WR while at the camp," said MacMillan via e-mail. "However, after coming home and talking to his parents and sleeping on it he called Boise State back and told them that he would like to keep his options open and still go to his camps and take his visits."

Seisay turned his attention to the annual Oregon football camp, which concluded this week. After an impressive performance in front of the Oregon coaches that garnered Seisay the MVP award at defensive back for the camp, the Ducks offered Seisay on the spot.

"I went to the camp and I played corner," said Seisay. "I guess I did very good at corner -- I got the MVP for the defensive backs -- and later that day I got an offer. I told the head coach (Chip Kelly) that I would go home and talk to my parents first and then think about (committing) and then call him back.

"That's when I made my decision."

The decision, according to Seisay, came late last night after he met with his parents upon arriving home from Eugene. Seisay then called the Oregon coaches and informed them he was ready to be a Duck.

"I talked to coach (Nick) Aliotti and coach Kelly and I'm going to talk to coach (John) Neal this morning," said Seisay.

"They were excited. They were very excited."

For Seisay, his new decision became rather clear after receiving the offer and touring Oregon's campus and facilities during his time in Eugene.

"I loved the area, the coaches, I talked to one of the players and I have a great relationship with one of the players (B.J. Kelley), and they have great success in their football program over the past years," said Seisay. "I loved the academic and athletic facilities, they have great coaching, great football team, great everything, overall.

"That's one of the best colleges I've seen."

Seisay says that Oregon sees him starring at cornerback in their defense, but also admitted that coaches believe his size and athleticism could lend itself to Seisay seeing action not only at safety, but perhaps on offense at wide receiver, as well.

For now though, a whirlwind week for Seisay has apparently come to a definite and final end. MacMillan says Seisay is finally at peace with his decision.

"He really feels good about this decision and loves the school and the coaches."

Seisay echoed these sentiments, confirming that recruiting process is now over that he has no plans to take any more visits.

Seisay says he plans to enroll at Oregon next summer upon the completion of his senior year of high school.

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