Visit nearly yields commitment from Session

<i>IC</i>'s Mac Heffner checks in with a second North Carolina recruit from Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely. Clint Session is a middle linebacker for the Tigers, who was one of four Ely prospects that took an official visit to North Carolina last weekend.

Clint Session knows where he wants to go to school. So does his mom. His dad, however, wants him to take his time before deciding.

Session said he would have committed to North Carolina during his trip last weekend had it not been for his parents. He knew he needed to talk to them about it before giving the Tar Heels a verbal commitment.

Session said his trip was everything he expected it to be.

"It was good, the coaches are great – a great staff – the program could use my help. I can make a big impact on things as a freshman."

According to Session, the North Carolina staff told him they expected good things from him and that they wanted him in a North Carolina jersey next season.

"I think it would be a good place for me, but I didn't commit yet," he said. "Right now, I am saying yes and my mom is saying yes. My dad wants me to take a couple more visits, even though he likes UNC, too. He wants me to weigh my options out first."

He and his teammates got to meet several North Carolina players and dined at both Top of the Hill and Spanky's on Franklin Street.

"It was a nice group of guys," Session said. "They made you feel at home and the whole town seemed very supportive."

North Carolina's Mahlon Carey, Linwood Williams, Jacques Lewis and Tommy Richardson were among the players showing the Ely contingent around.

It was the first official visit for Session, who also plans to take an official visit to Pittsburgh (11-30) in a few weeks and will likely also visit Kansas State (12-13).

Session (5-11, 225), a middle linebacker, has 86 tackles (39 for loss), six sacks and 11 fumble recoveries – including three returned for touchdowns, with one being an 85-yard return, this season.

"We have a great defense so my stats are really exceptional to be on such a good defense," Session said.

Ely is 8-1 this season, after a 17-14 loss to Deerfield last week, and dropped from the number-one ranked team to number six in the Florida Class 5-A football poll this week.

Session also plays fullback and said he loves blocking for his running back Tyrone Moss.

"I like to get in there and make pancake blocks to bust open holes for Tyrone (Moss)," he said.

Ely Coach Steve Davis said Session is a very active player on defense.

"He is probably the best around here in South Florida. He has good instincts at linebacker and that is his biggest strength."

Davis said he thought Session would have a good idea of which school he will attend after his visit to Pittsburgh in a few weeks.

Session agreed.

"I'm staying open but those three are my main focus. North Carolina is number one out of those three."

Clint Session Stats:
225 pounds
Bench: 380
Squat: 450
Power Clean: Do not do
40 time: 4.5 seconds

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