There aren't many 6-foot-3, 280-pound high schoolers who can play football at a high level. But Tyrone Pearson is one of those who can play the game and play it well.
"I am a very unselfish, relentless and violent type player, but I am also smart," said Pearson. "I study the teams a lot. I watch film over and over and I'm constantly working on my game," he said.
Pearson has identified some areas of his game to help him become a better player as well. "My endurance is something that I have been working on. Last year I couldn't go a whole half without being winded," he said. "Now I have dropped some weight and can go every play on both sides of the ball with non-stop consistency," he continued.
Seneca and Pearson have started this season off 2-1 after last night's loss to Wayne High (Oh.). Pearson feels good about their efforts so far.
"We have worked hard for this. The season really ahs not started yet. It starts at the district games, but so far we just keep working. No matter what, we are playing the ost important game. Why? Because it's next. When we are done we are still 0-0, which means we have to prove ourselves again," Pearson said.
Behind Pearson on the defensive side of the ball and Smith on the other side of the ball, Pearson has pretty high expectations for his team. "(We can be) as great as we want and work for. Nothing is given. We have to work hard everyday to be great and to win the state championship," he finished.
Pearson slightly favors Louisville right now and he's planning to schedule visits to both the hometown Cards and to the Wildcats. As a junior, he still has several more games in his career and a lot of time to be recruited and he knows there's a lot more work to do.
"I have realized as a player and growing up and maturing, that's my main focus. I work hard everyday. If I take care of my grades, the sky is the limit," said Pearson.