Guns Up Nation had a great sit down with Texas Tech Commit and Wisconsin Transfer Reggie Pearson. The conversation between Jacob Harris and Pearson is below!
Question: Reggie, what was your recruiting like with COVID? We talked about how you hadn’t been to Lubbock earlier (before recording), had that been the way with other places as well?
Pearson: “It was hard to get anywhere to look at campuses and everything was virtual for the most part. I was getting links to different campus tours and different apartments and stuff like that. It’s basically been the same but without the physical, in-person aspect of it.”
Question: What was your favorite part of the recruiting process?
Pearson: “I would just say the opportunity again. I’ve been sitting for a year and a half and its been a long journey for me and a hard one. Just even getting the opportunity to get recruited again was the biggest part of it. I was definitely looking forward to re-creating myself and doing things over again.”
Question: Who at Texas Tech was your main recruiter?
Pearson: “I have a good relationship with all of the coaches throughout the process. I talked with Coach Patterson, Coach Hodgins, and Coach Wells as well. I was talking to them on a daily basis and when things started picking up, Coach Jones started talking to me and introducing me to some of the players.”
Question: Speaking of players, which ones have you been in contact with?
Pearson: “I’ve been talking to Krishon (Merriweather), Erik (Ezukamna), and Marcquis (Waters).”
Question: What was it about Texas Tech that stood out and made you decide to commit?
Pearson: “If you don’t know, I was committed to South Dakota. I was grateful for everything they did for me. Ultimately, the Big 12 and Power-5 standard of play was my type of play. I feel like I’m good enough to play at that level because I have played at that level and in my mind, I played pretty well. This coaching staff fought very hard for me, it took about a month of talking to people with different doctors and the Mayo Clinic (Pearson did not play in 2020 due to a medical condition). The coaching staff’s transparency was what really solidified this decision for me and my family.”
Question: What skills do you bring to the field?
Pearson: “I played in the Big 10 which is more of a tackling league. I put up some pretty good tackling numbers in my time there and that is one of the things I can bring to this team. I hit hard, I’m super instinctive and smart on the field and can cover like a corner if I need to. I bring a lot to the table and I plan on learning more from Coach Patterson, Hodgins, Wells, as well as my teammates!”
Question: Who would you say you model your game after?
Pearson: “Personally, I model me after myself. I kind of adopted that from Chad Ochocinco (Johnson) and how strong he was on focusing on getting himself better. I took that and thought why should I try to be someone when I can be the best me.”
We want to thank Reggie Pearson for his time and for allowing us to get to know him better! We can’t wait until he suits up for the Red Raiders next season!