Defensive end/tight end Ian Seau (6-4, 240, 4.65) from Carlsbad (Calif.) La Costa Canyon is player to be aware of for the class of 2011. He picked up his first official offer and there will be several more, no doubt, before Seau's recruitment will is over.
"I received my first offer from Colorado today (September 9th)," Seau said. "It made me feel really happy inside. I can't really believe that it happened."
Colorado isn't the only school that has shown early interest in Seau. Cal, UCLA, Northwestern and Notre Dame are all sending Seau information about their schools.
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The scouting report on Seau is he has a devastating first step that makes him very hard to block at the point of attack. He's playmaker during crunch time. When his team needs a play most, Seau will come through. He's hard worker on and off the field, plus he has outstanding leadership skills. He's very mobile for a guy his size and runs very well.
While Seau still has some growing to do, depending on how big he gets, he will project as defensive end or outside linebacker. In the weight room, Seau's current bench is 285 and he squats 425.
What is Seau looking for in school?
"Basically, what I'm going to be looking for is school that has been there for me, staying with me since my sophomore and junior year," Seau said. "And a school, where I can actually play and has a good coaching staff."
Location at this time doesn't appear to be an issue for Seau.
"I'll play anywhere," Seau said. "I'm open to location."
Like many players, Seau had a dream school growing up and that school if they offer could be tough to beat.
"When I was growing up, USC was pretty much the whole entire college thing for me for football," Seau said. "So SC was like my number one school growing up.
"USC is still up there," Seau said. "If USC offered me they would definitely be in the race. I would be hard to say no, but it will depend on what they have to offer me and what other schools have to offer me."
It is too surprising that Seau has a fondness for USC. His uncle is former USC linebacker and NFL great Junior Seau, so he obviously has outstanding bloodlines..
Seau earned first-team all-league as a sophomore after accounting for eight sacks and one interception from his defensive end position.