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After playing past two seasons at DeMatha, Josh McPhearson shining at Annapolis Area Christian

Josh McPhearson landed on the radar of many college programs during the past two seasons when he played wide receiver and running back at DeMatha.

He holds scholarship offers from West Virginia, Cincinnati and Temple.

Over the summer, McPhearson transferred to a school that might be out of the high school football spotlight, but the 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior continues to show why he is being courted by college coaches.

McPhearson has rushed for more than 200 yards in four of five games this season for Annapolis Area Christian, including the Washington area’s top performance this season, when he carried 23 times for 363 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-24 loss to Archbishop Curley last weekend.

”He’s been doing that – not quite those numbers – all year, he’s having a great year,” said Annapolis Area Christian Coach Kenny Lucas, who previously coached at Gonzaga. “He’s getting some help up front and his ability and his vision is helping his cause.”

In five games, McPhearson has rushed for 1,091 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is averaging 14.9 yards per carry.

McPhearson is the fifth of seven brothers. Oldest brother Derrick played at Florida, Illinois, Hampton and Bowie State. Gerrick played at Maryland. Emmanuel is at New Mexico and Jeremiah at Indiana (Pa.).


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