The first scholarship offer came when he was a sophomore, and the idea of getting that kind of special attention was enough for Muir’s Kevon Seymour to commit early.
Few people actually know Seymour, a four-star recruit with more than 30 scholarship offers, gave a verbal commitment to San Jose State. From that point on, Seymour was all about the Spartans and imagining wearing their colors.
It all changed, though, when school after school began lining up with offers. New Mexico State, Idaho and Washington soon followed. By the time Seymour was a junior Arizona State, Arizona and Oregon came calling. Then USC, UCLA, Florida, Tennessee and Nebraska were among the dozens Seymour soon will have to choose from before his high school career comes to an end.
The recruiting process can be a whirlwind event for a player of Seymour’s caliber. He said he seldom checks his Facebook page because of messages from coaches all over the country. Then there’s the constant friend requests from those schools’ fan base.
Seymour is a two-time Star-News All-Area selection and is ranked ninth nationally at cornerback, according to scouting site Rivals. He’s one of several players the Mustangs (5-4, 3-3) will rely on when they take on Pasadena (5-4, 4-2) in the 57th Turkey Tussle on Thursday at the Rose Bowl.
Pasadena has not won since 1995. Muir leads the series 38-17-2.
Seymour said he’s taking the recruiting process in stride, although he’s aware of how fortunate he is to be in the position to attend practically any school in the country. And with a solid 3.5 GPA, Seymour is a shoe-in when it comes to admission guidelines.
Seymour played baseball and runs track at Muir. But another tidbit few know about is his love for another sport.
“If I wasn’t playing football I’d be playing soccer,” he said. “Man, I love playing soccer.”
There’s another tidbit to Seymour few people are aware of. Despite a stellar career with the Mustangs, he’s yet to score in the Turkey Tussle.
He didn’t score as a sophomore or as a junior, the same year Muir won in a rout, 63-6.