Will 5-star running back Jerrion Ealy choose Clemson football this coming week? Here’s the latest on the talented athlete.
Clemson football target Jerrion Ealy gained his fifth star just a couple of weeks ago by most major recruiting services.
Ealy is considered the No. 3 running back in the nation and the No. 29 overall player by 247 sports. He absolutely showed out at the Under Armour All-America Game and was named the MVP as he set the record for rushing in just three quarters.
Here’s our look on Ealy heading into his big decision.
Clemson coaches Dabo Swinney and Jeff Scott paid Ealy a visit on Tuesday, but several other schools have come strong on him as of late.
Nick Saban paid him a visit. The entire Mississippi State coaching staff was with him and he used an official visit to Ole Miss- where he used to be committed. This week, he’ll make a final visit to Alabama.
As of right now, I’d say that Clemson, Ole Miss and Alabama are his leaders. In what order? Your guess is as good as anyone’s.
Ealy said he doesn’t necessarily have a leader and I’m not sure he really knows as of yet. There’s also another factor in Ealy’s recruitment– baseball.
Jerrion Ealy could be a first-round draft pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. That means he could sign a letter of intent with a school on National Signing Day this coming week and still never step foot on campus there. It’s a risk, but what you’d get in return is certainly worth it.
Should Ealy decide to play College Football, he’ll be a very powerful and explosive back. He’s extremely fast, but he’s also just a bulldozer. He’s that type of running back that just can’t be brought down and yet still has the jets to turn and burn.
Right now, I think it’s down to Clemson and Alabama. I think Ealy will end up choosing the Tigers, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he changes his mind several times between now and National Signing Day.
The real question will come later this spring when Ealy has to choose between coming to college and playing both football and baseball or choosing to pursue his dreams of becoming a Major League Baseball player.