Pearce racked up an impressive list of offers over the spring and summer, including offers from BCS schools Arizona State, Minnesota, and Washington. However, when it came time to make the call, he decided to stay closer to home.
He gave San Jose State a verbal commitment on Wednesday night.
"Weather, location, and education – they have one of the top two kinesiology programs in the state," Pearce said of the reasons why he chose the Spartans.
Pearce also cited his relationship with SJSU QB Coach John DeFilippo as a major reason to commit to the WAC program over some of his BCS offers. He also held offers from Nevada and San Diego State.