NC State gets first football commitment of 2012. (Link)
Southern Nash football coach Brian Foster envisions junior Josh Sessoms developing into an outstanding college football player.
Sessoms, a 6-foot-3, 190 pound athlete, committed to N.C. State this week, becoming the Wolfpack’s first commitment in the class of 2012.
"He is long and lanky now, but with the way that he works and his dedication, I can see him as a 215, 220-pound safety," Foster said. "I think he is going to do really well on the college level."
Sessoms played some quarterback last year but was more outstanding as a safety, the position where he was a starter as a sophomore when the Firebirds reached the state semifinals.
He has the strength and desire to be a physical tackler but also the speed to play in the secondary.
"In our league, he has to do a lot of run support," Foster said. "He is very good at coverage, too."
Foster said he believes Sessoms will continue to get bigger, stronger and faster.
"He is a great kid. His teammates and his teachers like him. He is the type of player that helps everybody play better whenever he is on the field," Foster said.
Sessoms is a Northern Nash guy from Bailey (where Julius Peppers is from).
GREAT SIZE, athleticism and versatility. Heard Virginia Tech really liked him (offer?) as did Notre Dame. As is the TOB mold, supposedly a solid student.
I don’t know anything about ‘stars’…but, I’d be shocked if he were worse than a 3-star and maybe could be a 4-star.
Sounds like we’ve picked up a fantastic first commit for 2012 — which, should be a a very strong class based on how well we did this year.
We’ve been following football recruiting for a few months in this thread, and actually had the news on Sessoms last week (on page 7-8). It is interesting to see the level of concern of some fans gradually subside.