May 20, 2009
Versatile Georgia athlete seeing stock rise
Adairsville (Ga.) High School athlete Victor Beasley is one of the more unique prospects in the entire country. At 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, Beasley has exceptional athleticism and versatility and plays numerous positions. Throughout the spring college coaches have taken notice of that athleticism and his stock is now climbing quickly.
"There's been a whole lot of schools coming to the high school and introducing themselves," Beasley said on Tuesday. "I know Central Florida, Georgia. Georgia Tech, Louisville and Stanford all have come through. I had picked up one offer from Duke and I picked up two more yesterday: one from East Carolina and one from Auburn."
Since speaking with Rivals.com, Beasley also added Clemson to his offer list. The Tigers' recruiter for Beasley, Billy Napier, is also the son of Adairsville's offensive coordinator.
Among his early offers, Auburn has certainly piqued Beasley's interest and a big reason why is his family ties to the program.
"Auburn impressed me a lot because my dad (Victor Beasley Sr.), he played there and I'm looking at them pretty hard," he said. "My dad was telling me how it feels like home at Auburn."
Beasley is attempting to get on campus of all of the schools that have offered him this summer and as he does he may also begin to find out what position he will play in college. In high school, no one position is holding him down.
"My upcoming year I'm playing outside linebacker on defense and they're going to have me at quarterback some, wide receiver and running back. I'm loving it. That's what I like."
Beasley is already hearing different things from college coaches as far as where they project him.
"I'm not sure where Auburn wants me at but Duke wants me on offense as a receiver and really as an athlete because they want to move me around and stuff. I don't have a preference."
While he has four offers now in tow, two schools that he hopes to pick up offers from in the future are Stanford and Alabama.
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