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Jackson Prep class of 2019 Jerrion Ealy is a double sport star

Jackson Prep class of 2019 Jerrion Ealy is a star in both football and baseball.

  • Name: Jerrion Ealy
  • Classification: 2019
  • Position: Outfield
  • Ht: Wt: 5-foot-10, 185
  • Bats-Throws: R-R
  • High School: Jackson Prep (Jackson, MS)
  • Schools of Interest (Baseball): Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Virginia

"In baseball, I am being recruited by Mississippi State, Vandy, Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Ole Miss and I have talked to Virginia a little bit," said Ealy, the 52nd ranked player in the 2019 class according to PerfectGame.org. "In football, I have gotten offered my State and Ole Miss. I also feel like these schools will offer me in the next month or two, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, Florida State, Ohio State and Alabama."

As of now, he hopes to play both sports in college.

"I plan on playing both," said Ealy. "It is not a requirement that I play both but I would love to play both in college. And everybody that I have talked to said I can play both sports."

One of those that has told him he can play both is Mississippi State. He visited Mississippi State this past Saturday. It was his first chance to meet their new head baseball coach, Andy Cannizaro.

"Man, I love Coach Cannizaro," said Ealy. "He is just a fun dude to be around. He has a lot of energy. And I just like his philosophy and what he has to offer for the program and his plans for the program. He is also the (most muscled up) baseball coach ever. When I first saw him I was thinking to myself is this a baseball coach or a weight trainer at Mississippi State? No way, this is a baseball coach."

He also liked what Cannizaro had to say about his future at Mississippi State if he chose to sign with State.

"He told me that he thinks I am a great fit for the program and that I could come in and play early if I worked hard and did everything right," said Ealy.

Ealy talked about the things that Mississippi State likes about him as a baseball player.

"They told me that they like my bat and the speed that I bring and the way that I react to the ball in the outfield," said Ealy.

The speed he brings is on the plus-plus scale in Major League Baseball lingo.

"I ran a 10.6 this past spring," said Ealy, who also participates in track for Jackson Prep. "This past summer I ran a 4.38 in the forty. And in the 60 I don't know my (recent) time but I beat a dude that ran a 6.4. I beat him by two or three yards. At Mississippi State I ran a 6.5 barefooted my 8th grade year."

During his freshman season at Jackson Prep, Ealy hit .388 with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 3 home runs, while knocking 25 runs and stealing 20 bases in 21 attempts.

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