• John Macon Gillespie

What Makes Jerrion Ealy Elite

It’s fitting that Jerrion Ealy kicked off the summer slew of Elite 10 announcements, as he was one of the first players in the 2019 graduating class in Mississippi to emerge as a super star.

He burst onto the scene as a freshman in 2015, totaling over 1,000 yards of total offense and 15 touchdowns. As a sophomore he added another 1,500 yards of offensive production to go with 26 scores. Last season he mounted over 2,000 yards of total offense - 1,743 on the ground and 578 receiving - while rushing for 32 touchdowns and catching another eight.

With the ball in his hands, Ealy can do things very few others can at his age. But that’s nothing new, as I pointed out, he’s been overachieving since his freshman season. Now, as Ealy faces his senior season he will be expected to produce even more if the Pats are to win their seventh consecutive state championship. Keep in mind, Ealy has never averaged less than 8.5 yards per carry in a season. On that note, I can’t wait to see what he has in store for his final season on the prep level.

Ealy’s speed was a sticking point that led to him garnering scholarship offers from coast to coast - both on the diamond and the gridiron - but over his career he’s developed into so much more. His skill set is complete in that he can hit the corner and out run the defense, or tote it through the gut of his opponents and force his wait through would-be tacklers. As his numbers show, his athleticism and playmaking ability also translate in the passing game.

When it came time to decide on the ten best seniors in the state for 2018, Ealy was an obvious choice. Not only has he shown the talent to put together a big season, but he’s also show the ability to back it up and be steady year in and year out. As well, he’s developed a reputation as a winner - trust me, his trophy case is already chocked full of hardware. Well, now you can add Elite 10 to his list of accomplishments, and don’t sleep on his chances of earning the Mr. Elite title near year’s end.

**Release schedule for the 2018 Elite 10**

#1 - Jerrion Ealy | Jackson Prep

#2 - June 4th

#3 - June 11th

#4 - June 18th

#5 - June 25th

#6 - July 2nd

#7 - July 9th

#8 - July 16th

#9 - July 23rd

#10 - July 30th

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