Tag:Tyrone Pearson
Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:28 pm
 

MaxPreps' Preseason High School Football Top 25

Posted by Bryan Fischer

MaxPreps has released their preseason list of the Top 25 high school football teams in the country and it features some of the top programs from coast to coast. As with any team, their stregth relies on how deep the entire roster is but there's plenty of star power on each. Below is a list of the top 25 and the top recruit for each team.

Click here for a detailed breakdown of each team on MaxPreps.

1. Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) - Defensive end Darius Hamilton

Hamilton is an explosive prospect who lives in the backfield. He has what college coaches are looking for at the position and it's no surprise to see his offer list bascially be a who's-who of powerhouse programs.

2. Armwood (Sneffer, Fla.) - Running back Matt Jones (Committed to Florida)

Jones is a big back who runs with power but also displays the quickness to change directions quickly. 

3. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) - Quarterback Bart Houston (Committed to Wisconsin

Houston should fit the Badgers' system perfectly and he proved he was one of the top quarterbacks in the country at the recent Stanford Elite 11 competition.

4. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - Defensive end Jelani Hamilton

One of the top players in a talent-rich area of the country, Hamilton is an impact player with the size and speed you look for in a strongside end.

5. Allen (Allen, Texas) - Running back Jonathan Williams (Committed to Missouri)

It's never not a good year for runnning backs in the state of Texas and Williams is near the top this year. He puts up good numbers in the Eagles' spread and is a threat out of the backfield to catch the ball as well.

6. Prattville (Prattville, Ala.) - Quarterback Justin Thomas (Committed to Alabama

A multipurpose threat, Thomas can do it all with the ball in his hands. He's a very good quarterback and is able to keep the chains moving.

7. Trinity (Euless, Texas) - Linebacker Brian Nance

Nance holds offers from schools across the country and it's easy to see why when the 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker is running all over the field making tackles. 

8. Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove, Calif.) - Athlete Arik Armstead (Committed to USC)

Armstead is a big body at defensive tackle - which he says he'll play in college - but he has the prototype size and skills to be an elite offensive tackle, a position he dominates at in high school. 

9. St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) - Offesnive lineman Kyle Kalis (Committed to Ohio State)

Kalis reaffirmed his commitment to the Buckeyes but they'll know plenty of programs will continue to recruit one of the Midwest's top players.

10. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) - Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley

It's a very good year for offensive linemen and Stanley is in the upper echelon with his size (6-foot-7, 290 pounds) and can handle any move defensive ends throw at him.

11. Katy (Katy, Texas) - Quarterback Brooks Haack

Haack is the triggerman for an offense that is normally very balanced but he could take advantage of defenses gearing up to stop the run by showing off his arm this season.

12. South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) - Defensive tackle Issac Gross (Committed to Ole Miss)

Gross mans the middle for the South Panola defense and is a quick tackle who has the size plenty of BCS programs were salivating over before he committed to the Rebels.

13. Centennial (Corona, Calif.) - Running back Romello Goodwin

Despite being the backup, Goodwin still turned in a very good season last year and figures to be rushing behind a very good offensive line.

14. Glades Central (Belle Glade, Fla.) - Linebacker Dominique Gibson

A rangy, athletic linebacker, Gibson should continue to make plays and rack up tackles despite a thin defenisve line infront of him.

15. Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) - Athlete Stefon Diggs

One of the most explosive athletes in the class of 2012, Diggs changes direction on a dime and can blow by defenisve backs as easily as he can shutdown wide receivers. 

16. Harrison (Farmington Hills, Mich.) - Defensive end Mario Ojemudia (Committed to Michigan)

A storied high school program, Ojemudia is one of the best defenders to come through on the defensive line and is a terror for opposing offensive linemen to block.

17. Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - Offensive tackle Patrick Miller

Dwyer will be searching for a new quarterback this season but luckliy for whoever starts at the position they won't have to worry about defenders coming from Miller's side as he has the frame and the movement you look for in a tackle.

18. Warren Central (Indianapolis, Ind.) - Defensive tackle Tyrone Pearson

One of the top players in the region, the transfer from the Louisville area will be part of one of the top defensive lines in the country.

19. St. Xavier (Cincinnati, Ohio) - Linebacker Nate Gerbus

The biggest question mark for the team is at the linebacker spot but Gerbus should easily be able to hold down the fort.

20. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) - Quarterback Travis Wright

Wright led an explosive offense a year ago and will place high expectations on his shoulders as he looks to prove he's one of the top quarterbacks in the state.

21. Aledo (Aledo, Texas) - Running back Johnathan Gray (Committed to Texas)

One of the top running backs in state history already, Gray figures to put up eye-popping numbers once again. A great blend of speed and power, he's the top running back in the country for the class of 2012.

22. Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) - Wide receiver Jordan Payton (Committed to USC)

A known commodity since he burst onto the scene as a freshman, Payton has a good set of hands and runs very precise routes.

23. Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) - Running back Latrell Dukes

Dukes was the team's leading rusher a year ago and figures to put up even better numbers in the Wing-T offense the school runs.

24. Chaparral (Scottsdale, Ariz.) - Quarterback Connor Brewer (Committed to Texas)

Brewer does not have the strongest arm but he is among the most accurate quarterbacks in the country and has plenty of weapons around him to get the ball to.

25. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) - Defensive end Robert Nkemdiche (Class of 2013)

Nkemdiche is one of the top - if not the top - players in the next recruiting class. He's explosive, physically looks the part and already has the pass rush moves of someone much older.
Posted on: April 19, 2011 2:28 pm
Edited on: April 19, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Pearson not committed to Louisville

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Louisville has lost the commitment from defensive tackle Tyrone Pearson for the second time in as many months, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

On top of that, Pearson is apparently leaving Seneca High School and the city of Louisville for powerhouse Warren Central High in Indianapolis.

"My mom . . . she made me de-commit and focus on my books and focus on them and football second," Pearson told the Courier-Journal. "I can’t be committed to a school until I am eligible to go to college."

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive tackle has been hot and cold on the Cardinals for some time. He committed in February before re-opening his recruitment less than a month later. He recommitted in March and has now backed off that pledge in April. Pearson also holds offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Purdue, Notre Dame, Ohio State and UCF among others.

The Cardinals now have only two commitments in the class of 2012.

Posted on: March 30, 2011 4:57 pm
Edited on: March 30, 2011 5:24 pm
 

March Big East Early Commitment List

Posted by Bryan Fischer

It's the final week in March and several schools have already hit the ground running in the class of 2012. Today we'll take a look at the verbal commitments in the Big East, where the conference is off to slow start in terms of verbal commitments early in the recruiting cycle.

Cincinnati (0)

Connecticut (0)

Louisville (2)

Offensive lineman Sid Anvoots (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Defensive tackle Tyrone Pearson (Louisville, Kent.)

Pittsburgh (0)

Rutgers (0)

South Florida (2)

Offensive lineman Reno Henderson (Ocala, Fla.)
Wide receiver Rayshawn Jenkins (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Syracuse (3)

Offensive lineman Ben Barrett (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Linebacker Myles Davis (New Berlin, N.Y.)
Offensive lineman Omari Palmer (Middle Island, N.Y.)  

TCU (8)
Running back LaDarius Anthony (Kilgore, Texas)
Quarterback Austin Aune (Argyle, Texas)
Tight end Griffin Gilbert (Austin, Texas)
Defensive tackle Joey Hunt (El Campo, Texas)
Athlete Daje Johnson (Plugerville, Texas)
Quarterback Tyler Matthews (McPherson, Kan.)
Defensive end James McFarland (West Monroe, La.)
Defensive back Edward Pope (Carthage, Texas)

West Virginia (3)

Defensive tackle Imarjaye Albury (Miami, Fla.)
Running back Jarrod Harper (Frostburg, Md.)
Linebacker Joseph Jackson (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Posted on: March 26, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Louisville adds Indiana lineman

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Louisville just wrapped up their first week of spring practices but head coach Charlie Strong surely didn't mind taking a few moments to celebrate an addition to the class of 2012. Indianapolis (Ind.) offensive tackle Sid Anvoots decided to end the recruiting process early Saturday afternoon and commit to the Cardinals while on an unofficial visit.

"I went home with my dad, compared some notes and we decided we would come down again on Friday because we had kind of a short visit," Anvoots told CardinalSports.com. "Me and my mom came down, saw the academics and felt like I was at home. I felt that way the first time and felt even more that way the second time."

The 6-foot-4, 290 pound tackle picked Louisville in part because of the close proximity to his hometown.

"That definitely helped too because that will make it a lot easier on my whole family when they come down and see games," Anvoots told the website. "It really was the coaching staff and the academics that really sold me."

Anvoots joins defensive tackle Tyrone Pearson in the Cardinals' class of 2012.

 
 
 
 
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