Junior QB high on Clemson

After moving from wide receiver to quarterback during his sophomore season, D.J. Pearson has become one of the top quarterback prospects in Georgia.

D.J. Pearson was a very good wide receiver before making the move to quarterback after an injury in 2012.

He could be called a 'dual-threat' quarterback, but he is a pass first guy for sure. He finished this season with 2,531 yards passing and 19 touchdowns. His name is popping up more and more and offers should be on the way.

"I think I am kind of a late-bloomer because I started out as a wide receiver last year and this was my first full year at quarterback," said Pearson. "Schools are showing interest and some are showing a lot, but nobody has offered yet."

Interest is picking up the 6-foot-2 1/2, 187 pound junior out of Duluth (Ga.) Northview, but three schools are showing the most right now.

"Clemson, Georgia, and Georgia Tech are the schools recruiting me the hardest. I have been to games at Clemson and Georgia and I am going to Georgia Tech when they play Georgia. I get a lot of mail from those schools."

One school has really impressed him.

"I like Clemson a lot. Coach [Dabo] Swinney is a great coach, he relates well to his players, and it would be great to play for him. The atmosphere there was deafening and the fans are great.

"I had a good time at Georgia too and I like them, but Clemson is up there for me. I camped there over the summer, I love how they use Tajh Boyd, and I love their offense."

Pearson prefers the spread offense over the pro-style or option based system, but he is willing to play in any system as long as it is the right school for him.

He is familiar with the spread because he runs that in high school and he has a lot of skills that fit that offense.

"I am elusive when I run and I can make plays on the ground, but I really prefer to pass," said Pearson. "I have great arm strength, I make good reads, and I have the ability to get out of trouble. I watch a lot of film and I feel I am a smart quarterback too."

An offense that stands out to him now other than Clemson's is Texas A&M and he liked the Aggies growing up. Alabama is another school he has followed over the years, but neither SEC program has shown interest yet.

Many schools are just starting to learn about this talented south-paw out of Georgia. Who will be first to offer? Who will it be? Stay tuned to Scout to find out.

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