Pack Lands First Commit For 2012

NC State has wasted no time in getting a jump on the class of 2012. The Wolfpack has landed a commitment from standout junior safety Josh Sessoms.

Late last week NC State picked up their first verbal commitment from the Class of 2012.

National Signing Day hasn't even arrived and it's already time to start looking ahead to next year's recruiting class. Josh Sessoms is a good example of why.

The 6-3, 185-pound safety from Bailey (N.C.) Southern Nash gave his verbal commitment to NC State late last week and he's saying he doesn't plan on looking at any other schools.

"I had an offer from Virginia Tech but I committed to State," Sessoms told Pack Pride. "I did that last Friday.

"I told coach (Keith) Willis that I wanted to commit. He was real excited. I grew up liking State and they've always been in my heart. I went and visited Virginia Tech and I liked it, and when you see Virginia Tech you're like, 'Oh man,' but it just didn't feel right to me. I just like State. It's over. That's where I'm going to be."

Sessoms has spent some time around the NC State campus but said he hasn't been to the school lately. It's a safe bet that he will be a regular in Raleigh over the next year leading up to Signing Day in early 2012.

The Wolfpack is picking up a talented and versatile athlete in Sessoms. He still has some growing to do and it's not totally clear what position he will be playing with so much time between now and when he will arrive on campus as a freshman. He had a big junior season for Southern Nash this year.

"We did pretty good," he explained. "We lost in the first round of the playoffs but we had a pretty good season. Individually I did pretty good. I still have a lot to learn but I think I'll be fine.

"At the beginning of the season I played quarterback for three games and then my coach told me that he just wanted me to play safety so that's what I did. I had played safety my sophomore year too."

Sessoms wasn't sure of his stats but feels like he had a solid season. He admits he could improve his speed but said he is a very solid tackler and has a good knowledge of the game.

In addition to NC State and Virginia Tech, Sessoms was also receiving interest from Notre Dame, East Carolina and Duke.

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