Seisay's Selection

Media-savvy Eastern Arizona cornerback Mohammed Seisay (6-2, 200) is ready to announce his choice between finalists Arkansas and Nebraska. The mid-term grad says the scoop will come Tuesday night at 8 p.m. CST via his twitter and facebook.

If Eastern Arizona cornerback Mohammed Seisay doesn't make it in football, there's always a career in public relations waiting on him.

Seisay (6-2, 200), one of the more media-savvy prospects in the country, will announce his decision between Arkansas and Nebraska Tuesday night at 8 p.m. CST on both his twitter and facebook.

The junior college standout and mid-term graduate will then be hosting a question-and-answer session with the fans and media after the announcement to discuss what he says is "an extremely tough decision."

"I am a twitterbug and have really enjoyed interacting with the fans of both schools and they have showed me a lot of love," Seisay said. "I was thinking of doing it via live streaming or a taped message on both twitter and facebook.

"I know that when I was following athletes growing up that I always wanted to try and communicate with them," Seisay added. "I knew if I ever got into a position like that I want to really interact with the fans and give them an idea of what I am thinking and why I came to a certain decision."

Seisay, who had six interceptions this season and started off his career at Memphis, is coming off a weekend visit to Arkansas.

"It was a great weekend at Arkansas and a great experience that far exceeded my expectations," Seisay said. "It was a joy to be around the players and the staff and they really educated me on what it would be like for me as a student and an athlete if I end up signing with Arkansas."

The day before he arrived in Fayetteville and while he was still on a quick visit to Ole Miss, Arkansas took a visit to his home to meet with Seisay's parents.

New Arkansas defensive coordinator Paul Haynes and offensive line coach Chris Klenakis were the ones who made the visit to Seisay's Virginia home.

"That really impressed me because I was going to be showing up at Arkansas and they didn't have to do that," Seisay said. "But they really took time to go over everything and my family was real excited about everything they heard."

Seisay then spent time with Haynes, Klenakis and Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino during his visit.

"They both see me as a cornerback that can come in and make an impact right away," Seisay said. "I really like what they had to say about preparation for a game, the scheme and how we would be very aggressive and stress fundamentals.

"I worked with Coach Haynes when I went to an Ohio State camp and believe that he really knows what he is doing," Seisay added. "I believe he can make me a better player. He has coached so many players that have gone on to the NFL and I believe he can help me get there as well."

Petrino stressed to Seisay that the Razorbacks – 10-2 during each of the last two regular seasons – are ready to take the next step.

"Coach Petrino let me know that Arkansas is right there knocking on a door to win a national championship and an improved defense with a guy like me is just what they need to get over the top," Seisay said.

"Coach Petrino also made it clear that the best players come to play in the SEC and that the national champion always comes out of the SEC," Seisay added. "It's about to be six straight years that the SEC has won the national title.

"The chance to play against the best players and the best teams in the country is really a strong, strong point in Arkansas favor," Seisay said. "The SEC is the best of the best. There is no arguing that."

Seisay admitted that coming into the Arkansas visit that Nebraska had the lead and had set a high bar.

That was in large part due to Cornhuskers secondary coach Corey Raymond, the former LSU standout and NFL player with both the New York Giants and Detroit Lions.

"Nebraska has been recruiting me the longest and I really have developed a good relationship with Coach Raymond so they had the edge going into my Arkansas visit," Seisay said. "I got to attend a game there and atmosphere was great. They also have the blackshirts on defense, which is a proud tradition of their's and is something that would be fun to be a part of if I choose Nebraska."

Ole Miss – where Seisay visited Wednesday and Thursday – also offered him something to think about with new head coach Hugh Freeze.

"The thing about Ole Miss is that it is a whole new staff and everybody is coming in with a fresh start," Seisay said. "I also would be real familiar with the scheme as it is the same one I played while I was a freshman at Memphis."

"It's been a fun process, it's been a long process and it is finally coming to a conclusion," Seisay said. "I am going to get a real good night of sleep, go over the positives and negatives about both schools and then I'll be ready to share my decision. I feel very blessed to have such great options."


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