N.C. State’s new defense appears to be working in favor of former Southern Nash safety Josh Sessoms. Saturday, Sessoms was named to the Wolfpack’s initial two-deep as a backup nickel back.
With the Wolfpack switching to a 4-2-5 defense this season, the nickel position will be part of the team’s base formation.
Sessoms, who was a two-sport standout at Southern Nash, is also expected to contribute on special teams.
“Josh is probably the most improved DB that we have this fall,” N.C. State assistant coach Clayton White said in a release.
The redshirt sophomore is listed behind junior Tim Buckley and sophomore Dravious Wright on the depth chart. But with five defensive backs on the field, he’s expected to be in the rotation.
Greenville Rose product Kentavius Steet is also listed on the depth chart as a backup defensive end in his freshman season.
N.C. State opens the season Saturday against Georgia Southern.