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February 1, 2012
Letter of intent No. 6: S Josh Sessoms
Bailey, N.C./Southern Nash High
6-foot-3, 185 pounds
Measurables: Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and bench presses 225 pounds.
Honors/accomplishments: Ranked a three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Called a four-star recruit by Tom Lemming ... Listed as the No. 34 recruit in North Carolina and No 61 safety in the country by 247Sports ... Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 82 safety in the country by Scout.com ... Regarded as a three-star player, the No. 90 safety nationally and No. 49 prospect in North Carolina by ESPN ... Named to the NCPreps.com 3-A all-state team ... Picked for the WRAL Extra Effort Award Jan. 17, 2012.
Stats: Had 79 tackles, 30 of them solo, two interceptions, six pass breakups and a fumble recovery as a senior ... Caught two passes for 42 yards and a touchdown ... Helped Southern Nash go 7-4.
Off the field: Sessoms is also a standout basketball player, having been named second-team all-district as a junior while averaging 16 points and 6.1 rebounds a game.
Quotable: "He's got a lot of length and a lot of noses for the ball. He's a good-sized kid. He has just played basketball for so long and does that six or seven months out of the year ... Once he concentrates on football and works on building his body I think he'll be 220 or 225." - Southern Nash head coach Brian Foster.
Recruitment: Sessoms has been a diehard NC State fan since his youth, so it was little surprise that when NC State offered, the Wolfpack became an instant favorite. Despite also getting an early offer from Virginia Tech, Sessoms committed to State to become the first member of the Pack's 2012 class, appropriately on Jan. 11, 2011 (1-11-11).
Recruiter of record: Defensive line coach Keith Willis
2012 projection: Given NC State's depth at safety, Sessoms probably is a good bet to redshirt the 2012 season.
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