Central Michigan loses one of its highest-rated 2018 signees to the transfer portal
One of the highest-rated signees for Central Michigan football a couple of years ago is leaving the MAC program. Or, at least, he is exploring the option of doing as much.
According to 247Sports.com, George Pearson is listed in the NCAA transfer database. That would be the first step in the redshirt sophomore quarterback’s potential departure from the Central Michigan football team.
Now, for what’s seemingly becoming a daily disclaimer when it comes to transfers.
As we’ve stated myriad times in the past, a player can remove his name from the portal and remain at the same school. At this point, though, other programs are permitted to contact a player without receiving permission from his current football program.
NCAA bylaws also permit schools to pull a portal entrant’s scholarship at the end of the semester in which he entered it.
Pearson was a three-star member of the Central Michigan football Class of 2018. Only one offensive signee in that cycle for CMU, wide receiver Keonta Nixon, was rated higher than the New Jersey product. As a true freshman, Pearson completed 12 of his 24 passes for 94 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Pearson didn’t play a down for the Chips in 2019.
In 2018, Central Michigan lost a school-record 11 games. In Jim McElwain‘s first season in 2019, CMU won went 8-6. Included in the losses was a New Mexico Bowl beatdown at the hands of San Diego State.