December 8, 2022 8:29 am

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Pierson Degala leading Milton to another undefeated season

The Atlanta area is known for producing elite talent, and Milton’s Pierson Degala is hoping he can include himself among the list of greats.

A 2028 quarterback prospect, Degala actually plays with the class of 2027 where he started playing for Milton’s sixth grade team when he was in fifth.

Since, Degala has forged a bond with his older teammates and it’s only helped to raise his game as well.

“Playing up has given me the opportunity to learn how to play the game at a faster speed against athletes who are more mature than those in my same grade,” Degala said. “Playing up has also required me to be extremely focused on expediting my personal development at the quarterback position which included a deep understanding of the playbook along with coverages that we face.”

“I feel blessed to be surrounded by teammates and coaches that have always supported and challenged me and we’ve built a real brotherhood together.”

Degala was an FBU All-American each of the last two years, another way he’s continued to grow as an athlete.

“FBU has exposed me to great local teammates, amazing coaches with various styles and strong competition,” Degala said. “FBU brings together some of the best players in the nation, it provides a chance for exposure on a larger scale and the ability to play the best from other states.”

“I really enjoyed getting to meet other players from across the country, develop relationships with many of them and hope to play with and against them for years to come.”

The 5-foot-9, 143 pound quarterback has helped his team get out to a 7-0 record and a #1 ranking in the state of Georgia.

“Our goal is to win the GMSAA State Championship like we did in sixth grade and claim our place in Georgia football history.” Degala said.

In a recent win, Degala had BornToCompete’s number three top play of the week.

“Carrolton was playing cover two, and I knew that if I held the safety long enough my receiver (Jordan Carrasquillo) would come open on the corner route,” Degala said. “He ended up running a perfect route, and I held the safety just long enough for Jordan to catch it and score.”

With still some time left before he heads off to high school, Degala is focused on the now.

“My goals always start and stop with winning as a team, I’m so focused on winning a state championship this season with my Milton Eagle teammates,” Degala said. “I trust my quarterback coach, Ron Veal, to continue to push my development throughout the year and into the off-season to prepare me for spring and summer camps.”

As Degala gets older, he knows the weight room will become significant to his development.

“Personally, I know so much of being ready to play in high school comes down the being physically and mentally ready for the speed and physicality of the game so there will be a lot of time spent in the weight room and with agility and speed work,” Degala said. “I understand that I have to stay focused on what I can control and my development, so I just try to keep that mindset and approach each season with that in mind.”

“This is truly a journey that isn’t measured in days, but in experiences and the destination.”

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Watch List Class Of 2027

RankPlayerPosition
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2Kelsey AdamsOffensive Lineman
3Hayes MaginnisQuarterback
4Chris JohnsonDefensive end
5Cole CrawfordLinebacker
6Moonie GipsonRunning back
7JR HarrisQuarterback
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