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Junior college cornerback Mohammed Seisay announced on Twitter and Facebook that he planned to play football at Nebraska.
He was the ninth known member of the Huskers' 2012 recruiting class. Seisay, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, picked the Huskers over Arkansas.
Seisay spent 2011 at Eastern Arizona College and started 10 games for Memphis in 2010 after redshirting in 2009 for the Tigers. He'll have two years of eligibility at NU.
It's an important addition for Nebraska, which lost talented senior corner Alfonzo Dennard.
The strongest draw for Seisay was the Husker fan base. The only college game Seisay took in this season was the Northwestern game. He couldn’t believe the excitement and pageantry that took place on gameday.
“They are like a pro team in that state, so Nebraska has that strong fan support,” Seisay told Huskers Illustrated, a recruiting partner with The World-Herald. “I saw that on my visit. It’s a great atmosphere. It has so much history.”
Seisay also took in the tradition at Nebraska. He’s aware of the Husker defenders that have gone down as legends. He knows the customs and the traditions of the team. He loves them.
“The Blackshirts and the swag of them on defense, I want to be a part of that,” Seisay said. “They have great leadership in Coach Bo Pelini and we talk almost every night. He believes in me and he thinks I can help the Blackshirt defense. He also thinks he can help me get to the next level.”
He was one of the most sought-after juco corners in the country after a strong season at Eastern Arizona. Despite playing in just eight games in 2011, Seisay intercepted six passes, returning two for touchdowns, while recording 22 tackles on the season. Cornerbacks that are 6-foot-2 and mix speed with power don’t come around often.
After a season of inconsistent secondary play, the Nebraska coaching staff knew it needed to get help immediately in the defensive backfield and should get that in Seisay. At Eastern Arizona he showed the ability to fight with receivers when the ball is in the air, a trait that should endear him to Nebraska’s coaches who watched their corners get out-jumped for passes several times in 2011.
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SEISAY'S TWEET ANNOUNCING HIS COMMITMENT:
I would like to say that I WILL BE A BLACKSHIRT.— Mo Seisay (@SmooveSeisay) December 21, 2011
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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
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From the 2010 season at Memphis:
Photo Credit: Eastern Arizona College
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