McPhearson lands MSU offer, taking visits

Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist junior cornerback checks out Wake Forest over the weekend and has more visits coming up soon.

When Zechariah McPhearson found out he had landed an offer from Michigan State, the Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist junior was shocked.

”They are a powerhouse school and they won the Rose Bowl not too long ago,” McPhearson said. “I was just pretty impressed that they recognized my talent and see what I can bring to their team.”

The 6-foot, 185-pound cornerback said the offer meant a lot with the fact the Spartans have been producing cornerbacks at a high level of late.

“It means a lot because clearly if they are recruiting DBs, clearly they want big types that can stick Big Ten wide receivers,” he said. “They leave them on island and they see that they can put their trust in me.”

Other than that, McPhearson said he does not know much about the Spartans, but his brother did play with current MSU linebacker Darien Harris at DeMatha.

But he will have a chance to check out the Spartans this summer.

“We are going to be going this summer – me and a couple of teammates,” he said. “We are going to go up there after a camp we have in Michigan.”

His offer list already includes Kentucky, Boston College, Clemson, Iowa and Wake Forest, where he took a visit over the weekend.

“It was really nice,” he said. “I was impressed with the stuff they have with the program in what they have to bring academically and on the field.”

Next up, he is planning a visit to Boston College this weekend, although the weather in the Northeast might lead to it being postponed. He does have a trip to Penn State locked in on February 28.

”My brother (Josh McPhearson) goes to Penn State and plays football for them,” he said. “So I’m going to go up there to see the football program and visit my brother.”

McPhearson also is hearing from Virginia, Maryland and Rutgers.

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