2018 QB George Pearson commits to CMU

Zach Libby , Chippewa Country Contributor
Chippewa Country

George Pearson waited less than a month to announce his verbal commitment to Central Michigan after receiving an offer back in late May.

Pearson, the pro-style quarterback from Middletown, New Jersey, announced his pledge to the Chippewas via Twitter on Monday, turning down offers from Purdue, Boston College and Temple.

The 5-foot-11, 207 pounder is a two-star prospect, according to Rivals.com. He led Mater Dei Prep (NJ) to the Non-Public Group II title game at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium, defeating Holy Spirit, 26-20.

The winning play with three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter was a 50-yard hook-and-lateral with Pearson under center.

When looking at Pearson's film, it's a clear indication that he's comfortable in the shotgun, which is what CMU is transitioning into with the arrival of first-year offensive coordinator Chris Ostrowsky.

Pearson has quick timing with his throws, preferring to target wide receivers on slant and out routes, but can hurdle the long pass when needed. Rarely did he face pressure from opposing defenses, having time to stay within the pocket and pick his spots.

With four quarterbacks on the roster right now, Central Michigan did not sign one in the 2017 class due to the arrival of graduate transfer Shane Morris, who spent four years with the Michigan Wolverines.

Morris is expected to compete for the starting job with redshirt freshman Tony Poljan, who had an impressive month of practice during the spring.

Pearson is the sixth commitment for Central Michigan in its 2018 class.

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