Last week we had the privilege of welcoming Jerrion Ealy and Adam Norsworthy on Podcast Rebellion. The Jackson Prep duo joined us in the Second Line Studio via the LB’s Meat Market Hotline to discuss their recruitment, playing together in high school, and much more.
The two are busy wrapping up their senior years and getting ready to move to Oxford so our time was limited. So, with that said, there were a few questions that I had for Jerrion that we were not able to get to on the show.
The five-star running back and Under Armour All-American outfielder took time out of his busy schedule to figuratively sit down with me to answer some burning questions in regards to his plan for college, his self-comparison for his baseball game, and a self-evaluation for himself in terms of his baseball career.
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ZB: You and John Rhys Plumlee are billed as the two dual-sport athletes in the 2019 class. Have you two talked about doing both in Oxford and what kind of player is he on the diamond AND the gridiron in your opinion?
JE: We have talked about it a little bit. We were just talking about how dynamic and fast that outfield would be. J.R. is a very explosive player, he brings a lot to the table with a big arm and is quick as lightning. He’s very exciting to watch.
ZB: We already talked about your recruitment and how it went down with Clemson. What about Alabama and Mississippi State? What was their pitch to you?
JE: Alabama’s main pitch was how they have had success at getting their running backs to the next level and how they would use me like they used Josh Jacobs. Mississippi State’s main pitch was how they don’t have any backs behind Kylin (Hill) next season.
ZB: You talked about how you pattern your football game after Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara, but what about baseball? I know you said you don’t watch it much but do people tell you that you remind them of anyone in particular?
JE: I have been compared to (Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder) Andrew McCutchen and (Boston Red Sox outfielder) Mookie Betts. I feel I’m more of a Betts type of guy with the arm strength, and the ability to hit for a little power.
ZB: D.K. Metcalf sent shock waves through college football when he peed in Mississippi State’s end zone in 2017. Do you have any controversial touchdown celebrations in mind?
JE: [laughs] Not really, generally I just hand the ball to the ref and celebrate with my teammates.
ZB: Do you think that you would be closer to the big leagues after three years of SEC baseball i.e. Alex Bregman and Dansby Swanson or three years of minor league ball?
JE: It varies from situation to situation.