LB Alex Pearson
6-2, 245, 4.75
Greenville High School
Greenville, South Carolina
The Stats: Alex Pearson, who was recruited to Clemson by linebackers' coach and recruiting coordinator David Blackwell, chose the Tigers over South Carolina and Kentucky. He was a three-year starter at Greenville High School and registered 100 tackles in each of the last two seasons.
Strength: Pearson is a big-bodied kid that could play either linebacker or fullback at Clemson. He's tough, he's strong, and he has a nose for the football. He also has the capability of playing either linebacker or fullback.
Why Clemson? "I've always been a big Clemson fan. I knew that's where I wanted to go all along, I was just basically waiting on the scholarship offer. Now that I'm coming there, I will probably work out about 3 days a week to try and get ready. I'll be doing lots of running, and working out, things like that to make sure I'm ready to go. It's always been a dream of mine to play there. I can't wait to see what it's like running down the hill in front of 80,000 people. I just can't wait."
Interesting Tidbit: Pearson suffered from an ACL injury during his junior year, which caused some schools to back off a little early in the recruiting process. Before the injury, he was hearing from Tennessee, Wake Forest, and a whole host of other schools. During his senior year, Pearson proved that he was completely healthy, and he was instrumental in helping lead his team to an outstanding 12-1 record.
David Blackwell Says: "Alex Pearson is a guy that we feel like could do a number of things for us. He's a guy we like as a tough, inside linebacker that can really be a good run stopper for us. He's also a guy that you could see becoming a short yardage fullback for us at some point. We are excited about what he brings to the table and we think he could be someone that helps us out tremendously."
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