For the second time in the past three weeks, a soon-to-be high school senior from the Beehive State has verbally committed to Utah State’s football program.

Nick Session, a defensive back who plays at East High School, pledged his commitment to the Aggies on Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. Fellow class of 2020 prospect Isaiah Afatasi, a running back at Kearns High, announced his commitment to the Aggies on June 19.

“First off I would like to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for putting me in this position to play the game I love,” Session posted. “I would like to thank my parents, family, friends, coaches and everyone who supported me up to this point! With that being said I am 100% committed to UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY. #AGGIEUPP.”

Session, a 3-star recruit according to, was offered a scholarship by the Aggies in January of this year — his first FBS offer. The muscular 6-foot, 185-pounder also had FBS offers from BYU and Hawaii. Additionally, Session has received recruiting interest from several Power 5 Conference programs, including Utah, USC, Stanford and Purdue.

Session was selected as the safety MVP at the Under the Radar Exposure Camp in Salt Lake City this past spring.

In the six games from the 2018 season East recorded on, Session racked up 57 tackles — 32 of the solo variety — and intercepted two passes. The Leopards, who compete in the 6A classification, went 7-3 last fall and undefeated in Region 3.

Session spent much of his sophomore campaign with the Leopards on the JV squad, but saw some significant varsity playing time toward the end of the season. No. 14 picked off seven passes as sophomore and was a very dangerous special teams performer. Session brought back five kickoffs or punt returns to the house.

One of Session’s former teammates at East, offensive lineman Jackson Owens, was part of USU’s 2019 recruiting class and has signed with the Aggies.

The 2019 college football season is quickly approaching. The annual Mountain West media days will take place July 23-24 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. USU’s media day event will take place on Wednesday, July 31, and the first practice of fall camp will be contested the next day. Twitter: hjtrebek

Jason Turner is a sports reporter for The Herald Journal. He can be reached at or 435-792-7237.