FSU Offers Top-Flight Athlete

The coaching staff at Florida State have been evaluating and offering tight ends from all across the nation so far for the 2010 recruiting class. NoleDigest caught up with one of the latest recruits to get offered by the Seminoles to see what is going on with his recruitment, and to see what programs will be tough to beat throughout his process.

The recruiting cycle for 2010 is solidly underway, thus recruits from all across the country are starting to get evaluated and offered as their film makes the rounds. One of the top unknown players in the Southeast for 2010 is tight end Tank Sessions from Decatur-Columbia High. It is becoming a common theme to see basketball players try their luck on the gridiron, as Sessions is one of those recruits.

Scout.com's Chad Simmons says that Sessions is as athletic as they come at his size (6'5" 230). His background in basketball has helped with his coordination and footwork at tight end. He needs to play with the football mentality, add strength, and work on blocking. Hands, quickness, size, and athleticism are his biggest strengths and he could have a bright future on the gridiron if he focuses on that sport. That potential has caught the attention from programs all over the nation.

"Recruiting is just starting for me but Florida State, Oregon and FIU have offered and Georgia says they're about to (offer)," said Sessions. "Right now I am pretty open but an offer from Georgia would be tough to beat, but you never know. I do like other schools, especially FSU."

FSU recently offered Tank a scholarship mainly due to the fact he fits the mold of tight end that the Seminoles are trying to move towards. Coach James Coley at FSU likes the tall, athletic playmakers that can get downfield and make plays, but at the same time be a dependable blocker. Tank says that he and the coaches have had a few conversations, and that he's planning a visit sometime soon.

"I like FSU a lot," Sessions said, "and they are one of my top choices. "We've had a few words together but really I am just waiting to get down there for a visit. I'm not sure when exactly, but I know it is going to be soon. I really want to see what it's like there. Again I like them a lot."

Tank says he likes Georgia right now because he had a good time at their Junior Day recently.

"I liked the junior Day at Georgia," said Sessions on why he likes the Bulldogs. "I liked the coaches there and I just liked the visit overall. It was a good time."

Right now Sessions relies on pure athleticism on the gridiron, but when he gets it all together on the field he's going to be a dangerous weapon. When asked about what makes him stand out as a player, he said his physical attributes set him apart.

"I think the biggest thing that separates me from other players is my 6'11" wingspan along with my height and weight," explained Sessions. "I am a tough match-up for people. This year will be my third year playing football so I am just learning every day."

Tank told NoleDigest that he's looking for a program that needs him the most, as well as a school that'll possibly let him play basketball in college. Stay tuned to NoleDigest as we track Tank's recruitment, as well as the rest of the recruits from the 2010 recruiting class.

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