January 2, 2011

Seay has offer; is decision close?

Wide receiver Sanford Seay was just chilling at home watching ESPN and an episode of the "The World's Strongest Man" when his phone rang.

Georgia receivers coach Tony Ball was on the other end.

It wasn't simply a social call. Ball phoned to offer the former Lee County standout an offer, one that the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder said he is seriously thinking about accepting.

"I was really happy to get to the offer," Seay said Sunday afternoon. "Coach Ball is coming to my school Wednesday and I plan to talk to him. I'll probably let him know this is where I want to be."

If he accepts, he would the fourth wide receiver to verbally commit to the Bulldogs, joining Chris Conley, Zach Witchett and Justin Scott-Wesley, a close friend of Seay's.

"I don't try to keep up with him on the track," laughed Seay, referring to Scott-Wesley, who set the state record last May for the fastest time in the 100-meter dash.

Seay said the last time he ran the 40-yard dash he was timed at 4.49, albeit with a bad hip.

"I know I can run faster than that," said Seay, who said he has several questions to ask Ball Wednesday before officially making up his mind.

Among them, the status of wide receiver A.J. Green who is deciding whether or not to remain at Georgia or apply for the NFL Draft.

No stranger to Georgia, Seay has followed the Bulldog program all his life and made his most recent visit to the school for the team's next-to-last practice in Athens before heading to Memphis for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Seay said Georgia's performance in the game would not affect his decision.

"I really like the offense and when I was there I talked to Coach Richt and we talked about how simple the offense really was to learn," Seay said. "I'd just want to help them get better and win more games."

Seay, who also has offers from Marshall, South Alabama and Louisiana Tech, said he will not take any more calls from other schools before Wednesday.

"I'm not going to talk to anybody else," he said.

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