Pearson Discusses Visit

Arkansas State quarterback commitment D J Pearson said his weekend went well.

“We had a good time,’’ he said. “The coaches did a good job of showing the town, the campus. It was a good atmosphere. “

Pearson and Garland, Texas defensive lineman Donovan Ransom were the last of the class of commitments to make their official visit. D.J. Brown of North Little Rock, a Northern Illinois commit, also visited.

“Yeah, I worked on him some,’’ he said.

Pearson has turned into recruiter in recent week and helped play a role in the commitment of Laurel, Miss., receiver Omar Bayless, who committed to the Red Wolves Friday night.

“I did talk to him some but I don’t know how much of a role I played,’’ he said. “I heard we were after the big-time receiver from Mississippi and I talked to him as much as I could. I don’t know how much it helped. But that was a big-time get for us. I told him it was a good place to go to school.”

Pearson had around 13 offers and it came down to Arkansas State and Marshall.

“I just felt like Jonesboro was the better place for me,’’ he said. “It is not that far away.”

The left-handed Pearson led Duluth (Ga.) Northview to a 7-3 season where the team lost in the first round of the playoffs.

“We had a pretty good year,’’ he said. “I passed for more than 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns.”

He earned second team All-Region 6AAAAAA honors. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him one of the top 10 quarterbacks in Georgia. He was the region’s offensive player of the year as a junior.

Also a baseball player (outfielder and pitcher), he said he will not play that sport his senior season.

Pearson said he planned to sign his letter of intent on Wednesday.