Smoove Seisay

Arkansas mid-term recruiting target Mohammed Seisay (6-2, 200) praises the Razorbacks hiring for Ohio State assistant Paul Haynes as its new defensive coordinator and notes that he already has an existing relationship with the coach.

It turns out that the new Arkansas defensive coordinator just happens to already have coached one of the Razorbacks' top recruiting targets.

Eastern Arizona Junior College cornerback Mohammed Seisay (6-2, 200), who will be making his official visit to Arkansas this weekend, already has spent some time with Haynes, who the Razorbacks hired away from Ohio State.

He knows that Haynes has sent eight different cornerbacks to the NFL in the past six seasons.

"I actually went to a camp at Ohio State when I was in high school and got a chance to meet and work with him," Seisay said. "It's been awhile, but he really knows what he is doing and that's a really great hire for them."

Seisay has already visited Nebraska and recently eliminated Florida State to get it down to just the Cornhuskers and the Razorbacks from some 15 offers.

He plans to announce his decision on Dec. 20th.

Seisay has already visited Nebraska and recently eliminated Florida State to get it down to just the Cornhuskers and the Razorbacks from some 15 offers.

"Arkansas and Nebraska are just really the two teams that have showed me that not only do they really want me, but they really need me," Seisay said. "When you are a junior college guy, you want to go to a place you can make an impact right away and I can do that at either one of these places if I come in and work hard."

Seisay, a Virginia native who started 12 games as a true freshman at Memphis, has been having fun with both fan bases via his twitter account – Smoove Seisay.

He admits to really enjoying the recruiting process and teases both fan bases with clues to which way he might be leaning.

"I didn't get to really experience the recruiting process the first time because of my grades and not having as many opportunities as I do this time," Seisay said. "I love the opportunity to interact with the fans and they have been showing me lots of love."

Seisay got a visit last week from Arkansas assistant Chris Klenakis.

"It was just an outstanding visit," Seisay said. "He really has me excited to get to Arkansas and check it out. I really feel like it is a great program on the rise and they play in the SEC, which is like playing in the league (NFL) already. I would really love that challenge of going up against receivers in the best conference in the country."

Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino has made it clear how much he wants Seisay.

"I was very, very impressed with Coach Petrino," Seisay said. "He made it clear that I could come in and be a lockdown corner and help take their defense to the next level."


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