Pearman Considering Other Schools?

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Providence (Charlotte, NC) tailback prospect Andrew Pearman no longer considers himself a Virginia commitment, and is exploring at least two other options at this point…Army and South Carolina. The 5-9, 170 pound prospect began having doubts about his verbal commitment to the Cavs following the departure of former Running Backs coach Kevin Ross.

“Kevin Ross leaving did have an effect on my decision,” Pearman said. “Like I described to the coaching staff at Virginia, a coaching staff is like a puzzle and if just one piece is missing, then it’s not the same. I don’t think the understood why I was having second thoughts because I get along with all of the coaches really well and they didn’t think losing one coach should make that big of a difference. My decision is kind of rocky now though, and I’m going to think more into it.”

Pearman says his decision to open up his recruiting process was not in the works before Coach Ross departed.

“It was directly after Coach Ross left,” Pearman said. “I heard the rumors before that, but I didn’t pay any attention to those. It was after Coach Ross left that I started thinking more about my decision.”

Right now, Virginia is the top school on his list, however Pearman acknowledged things could change in the coming weeks.

“I’d say Virginia is still number one right now,” Pearman said. “But it’s rocky right now and that could change. It is in the back of my mind that I made the decision to go to Virginia, but I just want to make sure I made the right decision.”

This weekend, Pearman will make an official visit to Army. Immediately following, he will go to South Carolina next Monday and Tuesday for an official visit. He will make an official visit to Virginia on the weekend of January 23rd-25th.

“I’m looking at other schools like Army and South Carolina,” Pearman said. “I realize that I’m not going to get to know these coaches like I know the Virginia coaches, but I at least want to take a look. I’m visiting Army this weekend and then I have South Carolina on Monday and Tuesday of next week. I will make my official visit to Virginia on the weekend of the 24th. With these visits I’m taking, I might realize that Virginia is where my heart truly lies. Or I may realize something else. I’ll see on my visits.”

In terms of other possible schools in the mix, Pearman noted “there probably