Kansas State is one of 10 schools that have offered JuCo cornerback Mohammad Seisay. Seisay, a 6-foot-2, 200 pounder, is currently playing for Eastern Arizona College in Thacher, AZ. He's leading his team, the Gila Monsters, in interceptions through seven games.
"I'm having a really great year," said Mohammad Seisay. "I think I have a good chance of being the Defensive Player of the Year. I have six interceptions, two I returned for a pick-six, and 22 tackles. As a team, we're doing pretty good. We're 5-2, but lost last week."
It's been a long road for Seisay, who graduated from West Springfield High School In Virginia in 2007. In 2008 he played at Fork Union Military Academy before choosing to attend Memphis. He was given a redshirt for 2009 in Memphis. Seisay started all 12 games for the Tigers in 2010 and was named Conference USA All-Freshman. However, the Tiger staff wanted him to switch from cornerback to safety, and he decided to make a change.
"Going the JuCo route has kept me humble," said Seisay. "I've also stayed hungry and want to get back to Division 1. I'm going back much hungrier than I was the first time. I've been able to sharpen my skills with the great coaching staff they have here. I'm a student of the game. We watch a lot of film and break it down. I think I'm kind of ahead of the goals I had when I came here."
So far Seisay has only scheduled one official visit with Nebraska the first weekend in November. In addition to his Kansas State and Nebraska offers, he also has ones from Cal, Oklahoma, Indiana, North Carolina (his first), and Oregon State.
"I'm hoping to make as many visits as I can," said Seisay, "but I'm having trouble scheduling them right now because I don't know if we're going to be going to a bowl. I'm getting my phone blown up every day from coaches. I wasn't really that heavily recruited out of high school, so it's been crazy. Kansas State has been talking with my head coach [John O'Mera], but so far I haven't spoken to any of their coaches."
The schools recruiting Seisay are vying hard for one of his officials. He may not have time to take the full five visits, and he plans on finishing at Eastern Arizona in December.
"I go somewhere that I have a strong relationship with the coaches," Seisay said. "I'm hoping to play for a team on the rise that will be good while I'm there. The schools with great defenses that run schemes I'll fit into the best will be the ones I'll be looking at the most.
"I also want to be in a good community I can call my second home. Having had the experience of being a 12 game starter in a Division 1 program will help me make the adjustment easier than a lot of players coming in for the first time."
Seisay made 39 tackles, with five pass breakups and two interceptions in his freshman season at Memphis. He wears No. 4 for the Gila Monsters who have three regular season games remaining starting with Snow College in Utah.
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