Pierson's big leg gets him some D-1 looks

The top JC punter in the nation this year has been Tyler's George Pierson (6-0, 200). He's got a huge leg and he's super accurate and a couple of four-year schools have started to take a look at his skills and how they could eventually help their team.

Pierson prepped at Yorktown High School in Alexandria, Virginia, but was a non-qualifier and the school he originally singed with told him Tyler would be a good fit.

"SMU said if I wanted to play JC ball, then TJC was the way to go," Pierson said. "I've had a lot of fun down here and I think I've improved as a kicker in the two years I've been here."

So far this season Pierson leads the country with a 43.9 yard average that includes seven kicks of over 52 yards with his longest being a 75-yarder.

"It was pretty cool when I hit that one," Pierson said humbly. "I hit that one about as good as I could hit it and it just kept going and going."

The punt was against Arkansas Baptist and it went from Tyler's own 25 yard line to the endzone of their opponent.

On the recruiting front, Pierson is hearing from two D-1 schools and one D-1AA school and all three have intimated they really like what he brings to the table.

"Kansas State and Oregon State have been the two D-1 schools after me," Pierson said. "I'm not going to end up at SMU so I'm open to everyone that wants to recruit me.

"Middle Tennessee State is another school that's after me a bit and then a couple of D-2 schools have asked for film."

Pierson will graduate in May with three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll have more from him in the near future as recruiting begins to heat up.

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