Pearson talks about commitment to KSU

Back in the spring, Hutchinson CB Matthew Pearson (6-0, 190) got an offer from Kansas State and, instead of waiting things out to see who else offered, the talented corner decided to commit on the spot since it was the school he had wanted to go to all his life. JCFootball.com caught up with Pearson this week and he talked about the commitment and where they see him playing once he arrives...

Pearson prepped at Wichita Heights high school and wanted to be a Wildcat because his father had graduated from there, but the Kansas State coaching staff didn't come calling so he decided to head to Hutchinson to continue his football career.

"I was a full-qualifier, but really I didn't get much recruiting attention," Pearson admitted to JCFootball.com. "I really wanted to got to Kansas State and Hutchinson was just the best place for me.

"The coaches here are really great. We play really talented teams all the time, so I knew if I could make it here I would have a chance to earn a D-1 scholarship."

After a solid freshman season, where Pearson managed to post 50 tackles, 1.5 sacks and four interceptions including one he turned for a touchdown, the talented corner got some recruiting attention from schools across the country, but when the Wildcats came calling he ended things early.

"They offered me during he spring," Pearson said. "I was really excited about it and I just said 'this is where I always wanted to go' and that was that, I committed and I've never looked back."

Pearson plays safety for the Blue Dragons and has already put up solid numbers this fall posting 22 tackles, one sack and on interception that he's returned for a touchdown as well. However, he noted that Kansas State wants him outside at corner once he arrives.

"They like my speed and quickness," Pearson said. "In the spring I ran a 4.37, so I have good speed, and I have really worked hard at my quickness, working on agility drills and footwork drills so that has really helped me get better in that area too."

Pearson plans to sign with Kansas State in December and he'll have three years to play two following the season.

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