Josh Pearson is a huge target for the Gamecocks. He stands at 6’4 and weighs 205 pounds, and if you want to score in the read zone all you have to do is throw it up to number 11.
Pearson is from Decatur, Alabama and I am shocked that the Crimson Tide were not in on him. He played at Austin High School lettering four years and named offensive player of the year his senior season. He led his Black Bears to the AHSAA Playoffs his sophomore season and still holds his high school’s record for the power clean at 285 pounds and the snatch at 215 pounds.
Pearson is not just a little wide out without strength, he is truly a game changer. He appeared in 1 game in 2017 and he made his NCAA debut versus Tennessee State. That would be the start of something big. Pearson was able to taste what it felt like to be on the field and man did he dominate last year.
Last year, Josh Pearson started all 13 games and he was a force to be reckon with. The first team All-American for the Gamecocks finished with 67 receptions for 1,123 yards and 17 touchdowns. You did not read that wrong, it says SEVENTEEN. The kid is a touchdown machine and he was making teams pay all year. He is a deep threat that tore up the OVC last year.
Pearson is a future NFL player, and I love his size, speed and big play ability. NFL teams will fall in love with him quickly.