'They're in the race'

Mohammad Seisay took an official visit to Ole Miss Wednesday. As he left campus Friday for his next official visit to Arkansas, he sent out a tweet.


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""SEC" wow," the tweet read. "Ole Miss is a diamond in the rough.. makes me wonder what my folks in Fayetteville have in store for me.."

The visit was thrown together at the last minute. Seisay hadn't given Ole Miss much thought until he was contacted by new Rebel head coach Hugh Freeze. Actually, he had all but narrowed his choices down to, in no particular order, Arkansas, Nebraska and Florida State.

If anything, Ole Miss and Freeze gave Seisay something to think about. The three-star cornerback, who last played for Eastern Arizona Community College, is intrigued by the scheme Ole Miss is expected to run next season and how he would fit in.

"The visit went well. I got a chance to meet all the coaches, I got a chance to meet Coach (Dave) Wommack. He's the (defensive) coordinator," Seisay said. "We kind of talked some things up. I like the defense they run, ‘cause it's similar to the defense I ran at Memphis. I'm comfortable with it. I like the fact that Ole Miss got a new staff and kind of a new legacy. Everybody has an opportunity to go out there and show what they can do."

Arkansas is his last official visit. He visited Nebraska in November. He said he will make a decision by Tuesday of next week after he talks things over with his family. He'll enroll in January. Whichever school he chooses, he'll have two years to play two. He doesn't have a favorite among the four schools he's considering.

"They're in the race. There's no particular order, but they're in the race," he said of Ole Miss. "I felt comfortable with the defense. I'm going in there with a head start already because I know their defense, while the guys at Ole Miss, they got to learn it. But I played the same type defense when I was at Memphis. They're in the race."

Seisay signed with Memphis out of high school. He redshirted in his true freshman season, but was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team a year later. He holds a number of additional offers, including Arizona State, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Kansas State and Oklahoma, among others.

"Any school I'm considering, I'm coming in to start. I'm confident in my abilities," he said. "All the schools I've got, they don't offer JUCOs for no reason. They know I can come in and take somebody's position. That's for any school, though. If you want to talk about Ole Miss in particular, they said I can go ahead and play any position in the secondary."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Seisay recorded 22 tackles and six interceptions for the 8-4 Gila Monsters, and was named a first team All-League selection.

"I'm looking for a stable coaching staff, a place where I feel comfortable and a place I can go for one or two years. I want to play for a scheme that fits my ability and that'll help me get to that next level. Playing time," he said.


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