Seisay Ready To Usher In New Era

American Canyon (Calif.) CB Chris Seisay

American Canyon (Calif.) corner back Chris Seisay has long been committed to Oregon. But, with the recent coaching shakeup, Seisay discussed how he feels about new head coach Mark Helfrich and talking to fellow recruits who are taking a look around in the wake of the switch.

Seisay said that while he was largely unfazed by the news, he's excited to see the former Ducks offensive coordinator get a shot at leading the program.

"I'm just happy that we have a head coach that was already on the staff that already knows everything that was going on," Seisay said. "So there should be no drop off with wins or anything. I'm ready to move ahead."

Seisay said his status with Oregon hinged more on whether secondary coach John Neal or defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti stayed with the program. With both of those coaches being retained and most of the rest staying on board, Seisay is ready to move forward and be a part of a new era of Oregon football.

"I feel like from here on it's just going to keep getting better," Seisay said. "Chip Kelly started something good and I just feel like Helfrich is going to keep it going and just keep getting better and better and I'm excited about that."

Of course, with any coaching change this close to signing day, recruiting classes can see changes as well. Fellows Oregon verbal commits Darren Carrington and Tyree and Tyrell Robinson have taken official visits to other schools and Seisay said that he's keeping in contact with them in the hopes of keeping them with Oregon.

"I talked to Darren and Tyree and those are really the ones I talk to more than others," Seisay said. "Tyree was talking to me and he said that he was going to take some visits but he understands that we are all trying to keep each other as Ducks. We don't want anyone to leave."

Oregon already did their part to show Seisay they were serious about keeping him by sending the coaching staff to visit him on Monday where conversation branched off from football to things like schoolwork and who is better between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

"It was every coach besides Coach (Gary) Campbell, the running backs coach," Seisay said. "It was exciting. My mom made lunch for them and we all sat around and had a good time talking…it was great."

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