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Big Offer for McPhearson
Josh McPhearson, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound prospect from Riverdale High (Md.), pulled in offer number one from West Virginia following a weekend visit to Morgantown. "I liked it. It's a nice, small town and there's a lot of love down there. The people really like their sports. It's all about West Virginia athletics. I like it a whole lot." McPhearson was joined by three other prospects from the Maryland area, Charles Tapper who also walked away with an offer, Deontay McManus and Daquan Smith. "They are recruiting hard in the D.C., Baltimore area." The recruiting circuit is nothing new to McPhearson. His father Gerrick Sr. played defensive back at Boston College and in the NFL, his oldest brother Garrick Jr. played cornerback at Maryland and went on to play for the Giants, Derrick played at Illinois and Emmanuel is a defensive back at New Mexico. While the majority of his family played on the defensive side of the ball, McPhearson prefers the offense. "I prefer to play slot, but they (WVU) offered me as DB. They really like my size and they are low on DBs, and trying to get as many as they can. They want me to return punt kicks, too, so that is great. But when I go there, they should give me a chance at slot. As soon as I show them what I can do, I am sure they will turn their heads." When asked which big brother he most resembles on the gridiron, he said "I probably resemble my brother Gerrick. We are just speedsters. He ran a 4.21 at Maryland and holds the record. I get a lot of my speed and things he does from him. I like the way he played in college. He is nice, fast and aggressive and that is how I play my game." As for his brothers weighing in on his recruiting process, he said they give him the reigns. "They really want me to play where is best for me; where I can make plays." Other schools on the speedsters' list include: Arkansas, LSU, South Carolina, Oregon, Vanderbilt and Texas AM. "I am hearing from most I would say, LSU and Arkansas. LSU wants me to come to their junior day in a couple weeks and Arkansas wants me to come to their spring game and see me and my height. Oh, and Vanderbilt, too. They said they will offer me once they see me."
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