Nations Top DB Duo?

Thatcher, AZ has made home to two of the top JC corner prospects in the country. Scout.com talsk with Travell Dixon and Mohammed Seisay

Thatcher, Arizona might be an unlikely place to find two of the nations top corner prospects in the 2011 class but that is exactly what Coach John O'Meara has in Travell Dixon, a returning all-conference performer, and Mohammed Seisay, a transfer from the University of Memphis that started for the Tigers in 2010.

Dixon (6-2 200) has received a ton of recruiting interest this off-season and earned four-star status from Scout.com. Dixon hauled in nearly twenty scholarship offers and plans on narrowing his list soon.

"I plan on releasing my top five schools in a week or two," he says. Two schools that likely will make the cut are Miami and Alabama, both of whom he unofficially visited this summer.

What exactly are some of the areas Dixon will focus on when he narrows his list? "I am looking for a program that has a defensive scheme that will utilize my size, speed and athletic ability. I'm also looking for a football program that has a tradition in winning and have a proven track record with developing junior college football players."

Recruiting has been different for Seisay as other four year schools have not been allowed to talk to him. "My recruitment is open right now," Seisay says. "I am open to talk with any Division 1 school that has a proven graduation plan and a strong commitment to be successful on the football field."

After already playing major college football, moving to a JC may be hard for some athletes, Seisay seems to have a good head on his shoulders regarding the situation.

"Playing football, is playing football, he says "You have to adjust to your surroundings and get focused on the task at hand. I was given this opportunity and I plan on taking full advantage of it. I will be ready academically to transfer to a Division 1 school in December."

The addition of Seisay (6-2 200) this season is also benefiting Dixon, as Travell has used Mohammed for advice on moving up to the D1 level.

He comments, "We talk about technique and how to make coverage adjustments in certain areas of the football field. Watching his work ethic on the football field and concentration in our defensive meetings are examples of learned expectations that Division 1 coaches have for all their players."

Bu the bottom-line is that both are excited to kick off the 2011 season as teammates. Dixon says, "We play the game with a swagger and challenge ourselves everyday on eliminating certain routes in practice."

"Travell has played and proven himself to be one of the best current players in junior college football," says Seisay. "We have a common goal in winning football games and we plan on competing every week against the top wide receivers in the Western States Football League."

Eastern Arizona opens against the University of Sonora on August 27th.


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