When Tomario Pleasant was four years old, his father sat him down and asked him if he wanted to play football.
In saying yes to that question, who would’ve thought he was going to become a three-time state champion with the Brentwood Academy Eagles out of Brentwood, TN?
The Brentwood Academy Eagles finished the 2017-18 season undefeated with 12 wins overall and six wins in Division II-AAA play. To win their third state title in as many seasons, the Eagles beat Montgomery Bell Academy (10-3, 4-2 Division II AAA) 28-14. These two teams have faced each other in the championship game each of the last three seasons and the Eagles have had the upper hand the last three years.
“I mean it’s just a place where the football team is held to a high standard, so every Friday night we just try an uphold the legacy,” Pleasant said about the dominance he has been a part of with Brentwood Academy.
The 5’11, 185 pound running back from Antioch, TN knew that he had the talent to play football in eighth grade when he first touched the ball in a game and scored a 70-yard touchdown.
Tomario Pleasant has only one offer from Arkansas Tech and he finished the 2017-18 season with 1,500 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns.
Right now, he has high-interest Penn State and the University of Kentucky.
“Penn State because it’s a great football tradition, University of Kentucky because they have struggled and I want to help turn it around, and UK just because they have always been in my ear since a freshman year.”
With his senior year coming in the fall, he plans to make his commitment decision on National Signing Day in 2019.
On what he enjoys most about playing the running back position, putting his team in a better situation and doing what he can to help the team win.
Even though Tomario Pleasant believes his vision when running the ball and energy that he brings to the team are the best parts of his game. Off the field, he also understands that grades are a key part of being a student-athlete.
“I will miss playing with the guys I have built relationships with. I want to be remembered as a leader and someone who defeated all odds.”