While NC State was busy preparing for the spring game this past weekend, Winston-Salem (NC) Carver wide receiver Brian Sessoms had a surprise in store for the Wolfpack coaching staff. When he arrived in Raleigh he let the coaches know that he was committing to become the third member of State's class of 2015. Sessoms talked with Pack Pride about the reasons behind his decision.
"I just felt like NC State was the place for me. They have the
education. They have some wide receivers leaving and we've just
communicated a lot through Twitter and phone calls. It just felt
like home every time I visited down there.
"It was kind of like I already knew where I wanted to go. I just
knew that's where I needed to be because it just felt like home
every time I went down there. There was no need to keep waiting so I
just felt like I needed to do it now and it just took a lot of
weight off my shoulders."
At a diminutive 5-9, 170 pounds, Sessoms is cat-quick and elusive
having been timed as fast as 10.69-seconds in the 100-meter dash.
His commitment gives the Wolfpack and obvious upgrade in speed and
they already have plans for how Sessoms will fit into the offense.
"They're telling me that I've been a missing piece in this class in
that they need a short, quick guy in their offense. I can play slot
receiver, they plan to use me in some jets and just get the ball in
my hands so I can make plays around the field."
Despite an offer from Wake Forest and interest from UNC, Auburn,
Georgia and others, Sessoms' early commitment boiled down to the
work of DB coach Clayton White.
"Coach White has been recruiting me," said Sessoms. "We met last
year at camp and hit it off and we just exchanged numbers. We talk
just about every day and he just asks me how things are going in
life and how things are going at school. They invited me down for
some basketball games. We just stayed in touch a lot.
"He didn't know I was going to commit. It was a surprise. There was
a lot of screaming. The whole coaching staff came up and shook my
hand and just welcomed me to the family. A lot of the 2014 commits
came up and congratulated me. A lot of the other in-state commits, I
talked to them about my decision and why I was going there and what
made me commit to NC State."
Now committed to the Pack, does Sessoms plan on convincing any other
players to join him in the Wolfpack's class of 2015?
"I plan on networking with everybody that has offers from State and
let them know why I chose NC State. I'm going to show them why they
should choose NC State."
Sessoms: "It Felt Like Home"
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