Pearson Adds TXST Offer
Danny Kaspar and his staff, just like hundreds of other D1 College Coaches were in attendance at this past weekends Great American Shootout. It was there that they saw TexasPro win their bracket and were convinced that Nijal Pearson, a 6'4" combo guard, needed an offer. "I talked to Coach Kaspar and he said he could really use a player like me at the combo position 1 and 2. He likes the way I make plays, how hard I play, defend, and how I make others better," said Pearson. Nijal is a 6'4" 195lb prospect who has played the 2 and 3 for his high school team Beaumont Central, but on the circuit plays at the point or shooting guard. That's exactly where he projects at the next level, and he believes that his skill set is an exact match for the position. "On the next level I'm a combo. I live in the paint, nobody can keep me out of the paint. I love to play defense, just stop somebody. I always want to guard the best on the other team. I love to make players better and I'm going to get rebounds, steals, I do everything," said Pearson. His play has earned him offers from Houston, San Diego, New Hampshire, and now Texas State. With interest coming from Furman, Louisiana Tech, and Columbia. Nijal admits that the Bobcat program is still fairly new to him as he does his homework on getting to know Texas State. However, there is one tie and it runs pretty deep. "I don't know much about Texas State, but I'm really close to Coach (Terrence) Johnson. He used to be the AAU Head Coach for Texas Pro, I played for them last year and I playing with them again this year. The bond is great, we're tight. I was on the phone with him before you called. He's talked to me about the program all the time. I'm learning about it now, but I'm open to find out as much as I can before November or April," said Pearson. With August right around the corner and only one "Live" recruiting period left in the 2015 AAU circuit, the early signing period will be here before most know it. Pearson already has a mindset, and he knows his options for when the time comes. "If the schools that are recruiting me, I'm comfortable with them, then I'm going to pick in November, if not I'll sign during April. It just matters how I feel at the time, I'm not really sure right now," said Pearson. Some factors that will weigh into his decision are whether he'll be given the chance to earn minutes as a freshman and contribute. Nijal is also looking for a winning program, a school that fits him, and overall what he thinks will be the best fit.
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