Pack's First Commitment Remains Solid

Pack Pride checks in with NC State's first commitment for the class of 2012, Bailey (NC) Southern Nash safety Josh Sessoms.

Bailey (NC) Southern Nash safety Josh Sessoms verbally committed to the Pack roughly three months ago and he hasn't looked back since.

Though there's a long way to go until National Signing Day in February, don't expect Sessoms to end up with any school other than NC State.

Sessoms has known for a while that NC State is where he wants to go to college. The Pack showed him more interest than any other school, and Sessoms just had a good feeling with NC State. That made it a perfect match.

Since committing to NC State, Sessoms has kept in good contact with the school, and only feels more upbeat about his future in Raleigh.

"I went to the spring practice (on Saturday) and I talked to the coaches and everything," Sessoms told Pack Pride early this week. "It was a good chance to get caught up with them. I mostly talked to coach (Keith) Willis and coach (Mike) Reed. They were asking me how I'm doing in school and whether I'm playing a spring sport. Then they just wanted to know how I was doing in general."

Sessoms told Pack Pride his academic progress is solid and there are no problems on that front. He is participating in track this spring, and that's sure to help him stay in shape for football season later in the year.

"Watching the practice was a lot of fun," Sessoms continued. "I was talking to some of the recruits like Juston Burris, Brandon Pittman and Hakim (Jones). We were just talking about all kinds of stuff."

It was the third trip Sessoms has taken to NC State since he committed to the school, so he has done a good job of continuing to build a relationship with the coaches. You can bet Sessoms will also serve as a recruiter, helping to lure other prospects from the current crop of juniors to the Pack whenever opportunities arise.

The Pack has recruited Sessoms as a safety, and that's the position he will play for Southern Nash this season. He will also spend some time at wide receiver. Last year Sessoms played quarterback for three games before his coaches moved him to other spots on the field and elevated a freshman to the starting position. That was simply due to their desire to let Sessoms impact the game in other ways.

What is NC State getting in Sessoms?

"As I player I think I can continue to work on everything because you never want to be too satisfied, but I think I'm an energetic player," he told Pack Pride. "Other teammates look up to me so I know I always have to bring my A-game. I always have to make sure I'm on my game."

Sessoms said he will be at NC State for the school's spring game. He continues to receive mail from Purdue, Richmond, and many other schools, but said, "It doesn't matter because I'm solid."

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