'06 Focus: ATH Jequin Sessoms

Ahoskie (NC) Hertford County cornerback Jequin Sessoms has joined teamate LaMarcus Bond this spring as both have been busy attending camps and combines.

"I've been to a lot of camps this year, and I just returned from the NC State camp," Jequin Sessoms said. "I played receiver and safety there. I ran a 4.5 there and I think I did well."

"The State camp was fun. I had a chance to work with some good players and get to know the coaches better. They were cool, I like coach Diaz, my recruiting coach at State."

NC State was the second college camp Sessoms had attended, as he also went to the East Carolina camp.

"ECU was good, I went to the morning session," Sessoms said. "The head coach came by the school to see me this spring, and I think they are in the process of offering real soon."

The final camp will be a three-day stop at Virginia on the 27th of June and that will be the last camp for Sessoms. At this point, he's looking at three colleges, and it seems one has the slight edge.

"Virginia, NC State and East Carolina are the three I'm really looking at," Sessoms said. "They haven't offered yet but I think all three are close to offering me.

"If I had to choose I'd probably pick Virginia. I like the recruiting coach there. He's real cool, and I like their program."

As a junior Sessoms earned all-conference and all-area honors after intercepting six passes at cornerback while also averaging eight yards per carry from his slotback position on offense. Hertford County head coach Greg Watford speaks highly of his star defensive player.

"His size at corner is a big draw; he's 5'10" but he's 200 pounds," coach Watford said. "He's an excellent cover corner for us."

Despite playing cornerback in high school, Sessoms likely projects as a safety on the next level because of his size and strength.

With his recruitment now starting to take off, he admits a decision likely won't come for a few months as he is concentrating on his senior season.

"It will probably be a while before I pick a college," Sessoms said. "I'm getting ready for my last year of high school. We should go all the way this year because we have everybody returning. "

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