Columbia TE Sessions decides to play for FSU

Decatur’s Tank Sessions was already a college prospect before coach Mario Allen arrived at Columbia High. But his recruitment took a definite upturn after Allen showed up from Newnan.

That’s because Columbia had been mainly a Wing-T, double-tights offense before. As a result, Sessions stood out only on the defensive side of the ball, where he played defensive end.

But then Allen came in this past spring and installed a pro-style, spread offense with Sessions as the lone tight end. The rest, as they say, is history.

Wednesday night the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Sessions committed to Florida State as a tight end. He had camped with the Seminoles earlier this summer and really stood out at the position.

“He’s really come into his own,” Allen said of his new star pupil. “He just got better and better as a tight end in seven-on-seven this summer. Ole Miss and Ohio State came in to look at him as a defensive end but left saying ‘our guys are going to love him as a tight end.’”

Allen, as will come as no surprise, plans on playing Session both ways.

“But not too much,” Allen said. “I’ll play him mainly on offense. I don’t want to wear him out. But we’ll use him on defense when we need to.”

Allen said Sessions also had scholarship offers from Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Oregon and UCF. But Sessions fell in love with the Seminoles during their camp and considered committing on the spot.

“Not too close, not too far away,” said Allen, who played college ball at Florida A&M, which is also in Tallahassee. “He got along well with the coaches and just liked it there.”

13 comments Add your comment

Marcus

July 30th, 2009
7:43 pm

Nice. It would be good if Coach Allen sent some of that South Dekalb Co. talent back to his alma mater.

TampaGator

July 30th, 2009
8:15 pm

Come on down to south Alabama and get ready to be chomped in the behind by the Gators. You will love coming to the Swamp, but will hate what happens to you there. Just asked some of your new ‘Noles friends who have been around the last 4 years. Maybe you will help them be more competitive in the future. I hope so. The recent games have been, well, kind of lopsided.

Joke

July 30th, 2009
9:31 pm

Gotta love the Gators…from choking girlfriends to using a deceased’s credit card, y’all are a class act. Karma’s a %$#^& though

NRBQ

July 30th, 2009
9:40 pm

Joke:

TampaGagger just wants to “educate” you.

If he’s made one post this week, he’s probably made a hundred.

He’s an expert.

However, I doubt he could block your Grandma Alice. Yes, the one with two replacement hips.

Atl Nole

July 31st, 2009
2:36 am

Once we get Bobby out of the way, we can finally began to move forward faster.

Saint Simons

July 31st, 2009
4:51 am

((((( 45 42 ))))) hahahahahahaha

mano17

July 31st, 2009
10:52 am

THIS IS A JOKE THIS KID MADE NO PLAYS ON THE FIELD NOT TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THE KID BUT HE JUST HAS SIZE NO SPEED. THERE A WHOLE LOT MORE KIDS THAT ARE 10 TIMES BETTER THAN HIM THAT GET NO PRESS OR RECRUITING BUZZ.

NoleGirl

July 31st, 2009
10:56 am

Agree with Atl Nole – love Bobby, he is a legend, but it’s time for him to hang up his hat…and his sunglasses. We will not be the team we used to be again until we he retires…

South GA Nole

July 31st, 2009
3:53 pm

Welcome to Florida State Tank! FSU is on the way back and once Timmah is gone from Hogtown we’ll be taking it to the Lizards and their jort wearing, mullet sporting fans again. Go ‘Noles!

SimplySaying

August 1st, 2009
8:53 am

It’s good to see that South Dekalb is still representing in a big way. Congrats to young man! What’s up Coach Hillman?

Tville Nole

August 2nd, 2009
2:59 am

Damn TAMPAGATOR, you could at least get the state right in which is just committed to (Alabama?)…lol. That’s a Gayturd fan for you. MANO 17, someone you know must not be getting any buzz. That post seemed kind of personal. Welcome to Nole Family Tank!!!!!

ALL ABOARD!!!! THE SEMINOLE EXPRESS LEAVES IN 36 DAYS!!!!!

Instant Classic1

August 2nd, 2009
11:38 am

Pago Flyer

August 3rd, 2009
12:31 am

This kid will fit right in at “free shoe u”.