Junior running back Dolphus Pearson of Raleigh (N.C.) Southeast Raleigh has taken an aggressive approach to his recruitment thus far, already taking a few visits and scheduling several more. Pearson's next visit is actually tomorrow, as he hits up another ACC program.
"I have already visited Georgia Tech, NC State, and UNC," said Pearson, who is 6-foot-0 and 220 pounds. "I have a visit scheduled this Saturday for Duke and I also plan on visiting Virginia Tech, East Carolina, Clemson and South Carolina."
Pearson, who mentioned that he is currently receiving the most interest from Georgia Tech, NC State, Virginia Tech and UCLA, is being recruited as a fullback by most schools.
"Most of the programs I talk to tell me that fullback will most likely be my position in college," said Pearson. "Unless I grow a few more inches and move to linebacker or shed some time off of my 40 and play running back."
During his visits, Pearson has been able to put together a list of things he is looking for in a program and school.
"A great academic program first," said Pearson. "My academics mean a lot to me, because I know football isn't going to last forever and I need a good degree to fall back on. Also a great atmosphere, and the first question I always ask myself when I take a visit is, "Will I feel at home here?"."
Because of the offense his high school uses, Pearson's time on the field this fall has been solely on the defensive side.
"My high school runs a spread offense so we don't use a fullback, so all my snaps are taken on the defensive side of the ball," said Pearson. "I believe I have roughly 67 tackles. For the team, the season is going very well. We are 8-3 and second in the conference."