Lee County receiver Sanford Seay catches a pass during a recent practice. Seay and the high-powered Trojans will host the dangerous Terrell County Greenwave tonight in what should be an exciting matchup.
LEESBURG -- Lee County star receiver Sanford Seay, who led the Trojans in receptions, yards and touchdowns this past season, might just be on his way to playing for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2011.
Seay told The Herald on Sunday afternoon that Georgia has offered him a scholarship, and he might commit before the end of the week.
"I feel good about it. I'm excited,'' Seay said. "It's the school I always followed. I grew up liking Georgia. You could say it's my favorite school.''
Seay said he plans to meet with Georgia coaches this week before making a decision.
"I have some questions and I want to talk to them about some things,'' said Seay, who declined to elaborate on the issues he wanted to discuss. "We will sit down and talk this week.''
Several Division I schools have been interested in Seay, including Marshall, Western Kentucky, South Alabama, Louisiana Tech and others, but he likes the idea of becoming a Bulldog.
Seay made two all-state teams and The Herald's All-Area and All Metro squads. He led Lee County's high-octane offense with 68 receptions and 1,105 yards. He scored 15 touchdowns.
Georgia, which suffered its first losing season since 1996 following Friday's stunning 10-6 loss to Central Florida in the Liberty Bowl, is in the market for big-time receivers, especially with the prospect of current star A. J. Green possibly leaving school early for the NFL.
Green has said he will make a decision in the next week whether to stay or go, but Seay told The Herald that Green's decision won't sway him one way or the other.
"When I went to Athens (two weeks ago), I asked the coaches if they thought A.J. Green was staying or not, but they said they were just thinking about the Liberty Bowl,'' Seay said. "Everybody is talking about whether he is going to return next year. But if he stays, it won't affect my decision.
"I want to play football and I want to be the best. I want to work hard and get better, and if he stays, it will give me a player of pro quality to be around. I plan on working hard and seeing the field and (playing).''
Green had said he would make a decision after the Liberty Bowl, but didn't stick to that after the upset loss. He left the news conference in Memphis, Tenn., saying he would make his announcement sometime around Jan. 10 or 11 and that Georgia coach Mark Richt would be the first to know.
"I'm not gonna make a decision right now because I don't have a clear mind," Green told The Macon Telegraph. "So I'm just gonna give it a couple days, let it pass through and we're gonna see. I'm gonna go from there."
Several reports before the Liberty Bowl cited sources close to Green as saying the decision to leave for the NFL had already been made, but Green debunked those reports on his Twitter account.
"Idk where these ppl got that I'm going pro..this is def not true..Haven't even made a decision yet!" Green wrote.
TERRELL DECIDES FUTURE: Lee County's other top receiver James Terrell has committed to Southwest Mississippi Community College, one of the top junior college programs in the nation and former home to Albany State star QB Stanley Jennings, who won the SIAC MVP award in his first season with the Rams.
Terrell finished the season with 59 receptions for 788 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was named to The Herald's All-Area and All-Metro teams.