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WR Jahcour Pearson announces transfer to Ole Miss

WR Jahcour Pearson announces transfer to Ole Miss

Conference USA slot receiver announces intent to transfer to Rebels

Following consensus All American Elijah Moore’s decision to forego the final two games of the season to prepare for the NFL Draft, the Rebels began looking for a slot receiver to take over the position next season. Enter Western Kentucky’s Jahcour Pearson who announced via Twitter his intent to transfer and play for head coach Lane Kiffin and the Rebels.

Ironically, Pearson hails from the same town — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — as Moore. He has another Rebel connection in that he also played under Ole Miss’ current Senior Director of Recruiting, Devin Bush, at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

The 5-9, 180-pound Pearson played two games in 2020 for Western Kentucky before he announced his decision to transfer. In those two games, he caught nine passes for 96 yard and two touchdowns.

As a sophomore in 2019, Pearson caught 76 passes for 804 yards, notching seven touchdowns. He earned second-team All-CUSA honors and was also named to several preseason All-Conference USA teams (Athlon and Phil Steele) prior to the beginning of the 2020 season.

Pearson, a redshirt junior, will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Rebels.

(Feature image credit: Michael Woods, AP)

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Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over a decade, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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