Gila Monster Lockdown

Arkansas hopes to add a lockdown cover cornerback in Eastern Arizona mid-term graduate Mohammed Seisay (6-2, 200), who is down to a final trio of Arkansas - where he will visit Dec. 16-18 - Florida State and Nebraska and had six interceptions this season for the Gila Monsters.

In less than two weeks, someone is going to get a big-time lockdown cover corner.

Arkansas, Florida State and Nebraska are the three finalists for Eastern Arizona standout and mid-term graduate Mohammed Seisay (6-2, 200), who picked off six passes this season and had over 30 tackles for the Gila Monsters (8-4).

"I am honored to have such great choices," noted Seisay, who actually began his career at the University of Memphis and started all 12 games as a true freshman. "This has been a very humbling experience for me and I feel blessed."

Seisay visited Nebraska during the season, will visit Florida State with fellow Eastern Arizona cornerback Travell Dixon this weekend and then close out his visits with an official trek to see Bobby Petrino's Arkansas program on Dec. 16-18.

"Coach Petrino told me that Arkansas is just a couple of real good defensive players away from winning the national title," Seisay said. "He said he wants me to be one of those."

That's why he would be a perfect fit for Arkansas, who has stressed to the Virginia-born Seisay how much he is needed.

"I am a guy with good coverage ability, someone who breaks on the ball well and can get some things down after I get the ball," Seisay said. "I think I am what you would call a defensive playmaker."

Seisay, who took two of his picks back for touchdowns, officially visited Indiana during the season and took an unofficial visit to Arizona State unofficially for its regular season finale with Arizona.

He has 14 offers, including one from North Carolina, Oklahoma and Kansas State, the Razorbacks' upcoming Cotton Bowl opponent.

The former Springfield (VA) Chesterfield star – who went to Fork Union (VA) Military Academy for a year was blown away at the time by the Nebraska visit.

"My visit to Nebraska was to a place that just has a great, great atmosphere," Seisay said. "I think the coaches there told me that they have had sellouts for 30-plus years. That's just ridiculous."

Nebraska did lose its defensive coordinator this past weekend when Florida Atlantic hired Carl Pelini, the brother of Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini, to be its head coach.

Seisay is anxious to get to Arkansas and check it all out after being informed about the school by Razorback assistant Chris Klenakis.

"I did not know a lot about Arkansas other than it was a great school in the SEC and got ranked as high as number three this season before losing to LSU," Seisay said. "Coach Klenakis has done a great job in getting me interested and I am really looking forward to getting down there and checking it all out, including the business program that I am very interested in."

He teamed with Dixon, who has taken official visits to Alabama and Mississippi State and is also visiting Florida State and Miami (Dec. 16-18) while also being recruited by Arkansas, to make a formidable duo.

The pair's season ended last Saturday with a 35-7 loss to Snow College in the Top of the Mountain Bowl against a team it had beaten earlier in the season.

it was a season in which the pair led the Gila Monsters to three shutouts and a top 10 national ranking defensively.

"I think we are both going to go on and have great careers on the next level," Seisay said. "It's been fun teaming up with him."

Seisay took a visit to Nebraska earlier this season.

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