"They did so much for me."
"I am excited about getting to Kansas State," said George Pierson. "It's definitely a great opportunity for me. I am just trying to get my school work done. I hope to go there, do my best and be good at Kansas State."
"I committed to Kansas State because of the coaching staff, and I can see myself fitting in. It's a great community, and the fan base is real good. There is also the opportunity to start right away."
Pierson graduated high school and spent one year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, (Va.). He has attended Tyler Junior College the past two years. He will graduate May 10, and he gives a lot of credit to former members of the Kansas State coaching staff.
"My recruiting coaches were the two coaches who left," Pierson said. "Coach Wallerstedt and coach Burns. It started off with coach Burns. He contacted me the last day of the season. He came up to my school and talked with my advisor about what I needed to do to graduate."
"I ended up taking seven credit hours during the month of December, and I am now taking 18 hours. I didn't know what all I needed to do, and I would have probably been here another year. That showed me how much Kansas State wanted me. They did so much for me. I knew it was the place for me."
Pierson averaged 43.2 yards on 42 punts at Tyler Junior College and earned All-America honors. He was named to the All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference first team as a punter.
"I can do all three kicking assignments, but I am primarily a punter. My expectations are to go in during the summer and compete. They will have to fill a spot for the spring game, and I will be ready to compete in the summer. I don't want to get the starting spot. I want to earn it," said Pierson.
When asked his thoughts of the Kansas State campus Pierson replied, "I took my official visit the weekend of January 16. It was a nice campus. There was snow on the ground. I am from the north, so I related to that."
"The people were real cool. Overall it's a school. I can fit in."
Pierson is among a very large crop of junior college players who signed with the Wildcats, and he knows what kind of team coach Prince wants to field.
"It's a real good class," he said. "We have some real good guys coming, and I am real excited to meet a whole new group of people. Coach Prince wants to win and have a championship caliber team. I am ready for that."
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