Army and Navy after St. Louis DE

Solo Ceesay

Navy extended an offer to Solo Ceesay, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end from St. Louis (Mo.) John Burroughs School. It wasn't long before Army contacted Ceesay to offer as well. He has visited both campuses during his junior season and was overjoyed to finally receive the offers.

Navy extended an offer to Solo Ceesay, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end from St. Louis (Mo.) John Burroughs School. It wasn't long before Army contacted Ceesay to offer as well. He has visited both campuses during his junior season and was overjoyed to finally receive the offers.

"It was very excited," said Solo Ceesay. "It felt complete. Navy offered first and it was literally days when I got Army's [offer]. I both programs are equal right now. I'm being recruited by Coach Pehrson at Navy and Coach Mumford at Army. I'm probably going to take an official to both, but later on in the season. I like the brotherhood you get to experience at the military academies and the opportunities you have afterwards.

"I went to watch a Navy practice in the spring. I went over the Army game film with Coach Pehrson. They have a beautiful campus. You look around and all you see is water. Army was beautiful too in a different way. They have all of that history there that's very impressive."

At Burroughs School, a private, college preparatory school located in the suburb of Ladue, Ceesay is coached by former NFL quarterback, Gus Frerotte. His team, the Bombers, have started 6-0 on the season with Ceesay wreaking havoc in opposing backfields.

"I've been getting good pressure on the quarterback and making tackles," he said. "My pass rush has improved a lot. I think it's from a combination of increasing my quickness and being stronger physically. Being stronger overall has given me the ability to get off my blocks faster. I'm also doing better using my hands. In our first six games, I've made five and a half sacks."

The Bombers have a bye week this weekend. Ceesay will spend it at Miami (Ohio) University on an visit. The RedHawks staff was the first to extend an offer.

"It's just a visit," Ceesay said. "I may take an unofficial later, but I'm just going to check it out. I won't make my decision until sometime after the season.

"The two main things I'm looking for are a good education and a good place to play college football."

This is Ceesay's second year starting on the defensive line for the Bombers. After the season, he likes to wrestle in the heavyweight division to help with his athleticism and body awareness for the football field. The Bombers return to action on October 13th in a game with city rival, Clayton.

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