Seneca proves to have a talented roster with players like DaMarcus Smith and Michael Fluellen, who are both parts of the 2011 class. But junior Tyrone Pearson may have received the biggest honor of the entire group, being picked for the U.S. Army All-American Team.
"It is a remarkable accomplishment to be selected. It is a very long time dream from when I was a kid first putting on equipment at the age of five," he said. "I thank my family and my girlfriend for the support and bringing me closer to God, because he is the one that made this possible," Pearson finished.
Pearson being named to that team was quite an honor for the 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior.
"It was a goal (to be an All-American). It was under getting a scholarship, but to become an All-American is a high standard and it is one that only a few get to meet," Pearson said. "It takes a lot of hard work and you have to push yourself the hardest. If you can push yourself beyond what you think is your breaking point every day, then you will succeed," he said.
Pearson is a confident young player and he feels good about the competition that he will face in the contest next year.
"I am looking forward to the atmosphere, the experience and the fun," he said. "You always see guys enjoying themselves at the game and also the competition. You get to play against other greats at your level and getting a taste of what the next four years will be like. I am also looking forward to letting those guys know how relentless I will be and instilling in their minds how much they are going to hate blocking me," he continued.
"Recruiting is getting better and better. Alabama has recently started (contacting me) and they show interest. Hopefully there will be an offer soon. That will be a remarkable accomplishment," he finished.