Like probably everyone else, Chris Seisay had just heard the reports that Chip Kelly was surprisingly leaving Oregon for the Philadelphia Eagles and it caught him off guard Wednesday morning.
"I just saw it," Seisay said. "I didn't know if it was real or not.
"It's a total shock. I didn't think he was going to leave at all. I thought it was over with. I thought it was all over that one day when he announced he was staying."
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Kelly is not staying. He's leaving Oregon for Philadelphia and Seisay is disappointed.
The American Canyon, Calif., three-star athlete who's expected to play defensive back for the Ducks said he wanted Kelly to be his coach but his departure does not mean Seisay will de-commit.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect said he's sticking with Oregon as long as defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti and secondary coach John Neal remain on staff.
Keeping those two coaches is important. If they happen to leave, anything could happen with Seisay but if they stay, he stays in Oregon's recruiting class.
"I wanted him to be my coach because he's such a good coach," Seisay said. "He could get us far but other than that it doesn't really affect me at all. As long as Aliotti and John Neal stay as the defensive coaches I'm fine.
"Those are the two best reasons for me staying. As long as they stay I'm good, I'm not going to talk to anyone else."
Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Hawaii, San Diego State, UNLV, Utah, Utah State and Washington State have also offered Seisay, rated as the No. 32 athlete in the 2013 class by Rivals.com.
He's been committed to Oregon since June.