Dolphus Pearson Close to a Tech Offer

Dolphus Pearson, a 2012 recruit from Raleigh, N.C., is speaking regularly to Georgia Tech and the two sides seem closer to an offer.

"My recruiting coordinator Buzz Preston and I communicate a lot," Dolphus Pearson said. "We usually email each other every day and speak on the phone once a week."

While Pearson has not been to campus for a Junior Day this winter, he visited the campus in mid-October for one of Tech's games and is planning on visiting again relatively soon. With family members living in Atlanta, Pearson is a big fan of the downtown area and said he can visualize a college career at Georgia Tech.

"When I came up for the game in October, I was in the locker room when (head coach) Paul Johnson was speaking to the team," Pearson said. "I really liked what he said to the players – he's a passionate coach."

At 6-0, 225 pounds Pearson said he's too small to play linebacker at the college level, but the GT coaches have informed him that his likely position with the Yellow Jackets would be at B-back. This is just fine for Pearson – he mentioned a past at fullback and the belief that he would be a good fit at B-back, according to both Pearson and his coaches at Southeast Raleigh High School.

Pearson also admitted that the North Carolina movement underway at Georgia Tech with Tremayne McNair and Vad Lee signing with the Yellow Jackets has grabbed his attention, too. He mentioned that he has spoken with both McNair and Lee, and attending a school in another state may be an option for Pearson as well.

"Vad told me about how Georgia Tech is a home away from home, and moving away is all a part of growing up," Pearson said.

As he prepares for his senior season of high school football, Pearson has already drawn out his specific goals for his final year.

"I want to lead my team in the best possible way," Pearson said. "My team has gotten really close in the state playoffs, so a state championship would be the best way to go out."

Pearson said he has yet to receive offers from schools who have spoken to him, but he is also interested in TCU, North Carolina State and Wake Forest. Top Stories