Pierce led his team in tackles last year. He does a great job of reading and digesting the play quickly. Does a great job of lining up his tackle attempts and finishing with a big hit right in the numbers. Lateral quickness is really impressive, and his ability to sink his hips, read the the ball carrier and make the play is a true talent. His ability to line up in the slot and play tough man coverage is rare compared to other strong safety recruits we have scouted in the state – enough so that he could play free safety as well. Pierce is a player that there is a lot to like about, and considering the weight lifting improvements, he has already made it’s easy to see his tackling numbers only going up, and halfway thru his senior year he has 47 tackles, 3 FF, 4 INTs and 1 FR with 3 TDs to boot.