One trip down, three to go for Sesay

One of the most physically impressive players of the summer combine circuit was College of the Sequoias DE Brandon Sesay (6-6, 270). We caught up to the play-making edge-rusher recently and he talked about his season and discussed his first official visit as well as the three visits he still has left.

"I went to Texas Tech for their game at the end of last month against Northwestern State," Sesay told "I'm pretty much set up to visit Oregon and Clemson after my season is over with as well.

"I don't have official dates set up, but I will probably go to Oregon for their game on December 1st and then Clemson the week after that. Ole Miss is another school I'm talking about setting up a visit with, but that one is still up in the air."

Sesay said his visit to Tech went well and that even though he didn't make a commitment, he has them high on his list.

"I knew they weren't going to struggle to win that game so I wasn't really going there for the gameday atmosphere, it was more of a business trip," Sesay said. "I enjoyed meeting the players and coaches and I got to check out their facilities and just get a feel for if I could see myself playing there."

And did he?

"Oh yeah, I could be very comfortable playing there," Sesay said. "I liked to feel around there and everything went really well. It was a lot of fun and they love their football down in Texas, that's for sure."

Sesay was a top recruit when he graduated in 2005 and was set to attend the University of Georgia, but because of some test scores, he was unable to get in and thus headed to Northwest Mississippi. However, after a year there he decided he needed a change of scenery so he headed west and landed at COS and redshirted the 2006 season.

"I had to knock a little rust off," Sesay said with a chuckle. "But I think I rebounded pretty well. I mean, it's football, I've been playing it since I was a little kid. It's not like it's changed that much. I just needed to get in hitting shape again."

So far, Sesay has helped lead COS to a 3-3 start and posted four sacks this past weekend in a 42-20 loss to Reedley.

He's posted nine sacks, 40 tackles and 13 tackles for loss in the six games, but said he hopes to see more opportunities to make plays.

"Teams have been running away from me so I haven't gotten many chances," Sesay said. "I guess it's a compliment, but it's frustrating."

We'll have more in the near future as he firms up his visit dates.

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