"When I found out about the Wisconsin offer, I was actually working on a project and my head coach told me because I was late for practice," Searcy told Badger Nation. "He told me that Coach (Thomas) Hammock came by and said Wisconsin offered me a scholarship. I was just really excited, so that is a good pick-up."
The speedy and versatile Searcy saw his game grow in his past season with over 70 tackles, three interceptions and a couple of touchdowns on both sides of the ball. However, the 6-0, 170-pound athlete prefers defense because of the physicality he can bring on every play.
"I can pretty much cover the whole field and can come down hill to hit you," he said. "I also got great ball skills, which makes me a solid player."
With that style, the three-star Searcy holds 12 offers so far and says Ole Miss is the team that is out shining the bunch.
"My coaches went down for a coaching clinic and they took a few pictures of the weight room and facilities, which look very nice," Search said of Ole Miss. "They also stay in contact a lot and they are probably recruiting me the hardest at this point."
Even with Searcy's affinity for the Rebels, the safety plans to take other trips.
"I am trying to visit a lot of places and go to a lot of camps," Searcy said. "I know in the first week of June that I might go up to Louisville or Ole Miss. I would like to go to Wisconsin to see how it is up there."
Having a timetable in mind, Searcy knows who he would like to help with that all important decision and what huge factor he will take in consideration.
"I would say probably the beginning of my senior year is when I will like to narrow down my choices," he said. "When I make that final decision, a big factor will be academics, so I am looking at that closely. My dad and my head coach will be helping me when I make my decision."