2002 Spotlight: Fletcher Session

John Tyler (Texas) High School linebacker talks about his verbal commitment to attend Tech in an exclusive <b>RaiderInsider.com</b> interview.

************LB FLETCHER SESSION (6-0, 210, 4.4) ************

During Session's junior season, John Tyler (Texas) reached the Class 5A Division II state finals. Session was credited with an astronomical 240 (assisted and unassisted) tackles in 16 games. He also was named District 12-5A defensive player of the year.

This season, he made 74 tackles for John Tyler, which finished 6-4 and failed to make the playoffs.

Emfinger's Evaluation: "Fletcher is one of the fastest and best playmakers in the state of Texas. He had five interceptions this year and ran two of them back for touchdowns."

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JG: What were the deciding factors in your decision to commit to Tech?

FS: "I really enjoyed my visit. They were my favorite coaches out of the places I visited."

JG: What other schools recruited you?

FS: "USC, Louisiana State, Southern Methodist, Vanderbilt and Tulane."

JG: There has been speculation about your academics. Have you qualified?

FS: "Right now, I'm a partial qualifier. I haven't gotten a high enough score on my ACT yet, but I can take it as many times as I need."

JG: Based on your rare combination of size and speed, some have suggested you should play safety instead of linebacker. What position do you want to play and are you open to the idea of a position change?

FS: "I want to play linebacker, but I wouldn't be upset if they switched me. Whatever gets me to the NFL the fastest."

JG: Earlier, you mentioned Tech's coaching staff. Where do you see Mike Leach taking the Tech program?

FS: "Coach Leach is a real cool guy. He always has a story to tell and he knows what he's doing. He keeps making the program better and better."

JG: What are your long term goals at Tech?

FS: "First of all, I want to get an education and then I want to come back and help people in Tyler."

JG: As a linebacker, who do you compare yourself to on the football field?

FS: "I'm really not like anybody else, but I like how Derrick Brooks plays at Tampa Bay."

JG: What's something most people don't know about Fletcher Session?

FS: "I'm real quiet, but once you get to know me, I can talk all day."

JG: Thanks for your time.

FS: "No problem."

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