February 24, 2010
Lathrup OT Willie Beavers has yet to hear from CMU's new staff
As the 2010 recruiting season comes to an end, attention immediately turns to the prospects of 2011. One name that could gain a lot of recognition this off season is Willie Beavers out of Southfield Lathrup.
The 6-foot-5 and 290 pound offensive tackle turned a lot of heads during his junior year by displaying tough physical play and an athletic build. Beavers is already being regarded as one of the states best offensive tackles for the 2011 class. Last season, Southfield Lathrup (who former CMU commit Montrel Robinson played for) ended with a 4-5 season just missing the playoffs.
"We had a good enough team to make the playoffs and probably win a couple games we just couldn't put it all together. We recently got moved down a division so expect big things from our young team next year."
With his massive size and athleticism, Beavers has drawn interest from every Big Ten school and is being highly recruited by Rich Rodriguez and his staff at Michigan.
"I've talked to most Big Ten schools, Michigan has shown the most interest."
Beavers hasn't scheduled any official visits yet, but plans on attending Michigan and Michigan States spring practices.
"I haven't made to many plans official yet, but I'm keeping my options open and seeing what program best fits me."
Central Michigan has shown interest in Beavers in the past, but he has not been contacted by a team rep since the new staff has arrived. Former CMU coach Butch Jones and his staff have been keeping up with Beavers at Cincinnati and the Bearcats are a major contender for the big framed junior.
This offseason Beavers is hard at work in the weight room and staying focused on becoming a better player.
"I've been hitting the weight room hard, staying in shape in the offseason is very key for me."
Helping with his conditioning Beavers also throws shot-put for his high schools track team. Beavers is a phenomenal athlete that will be one to watch in the future. Beavers plans on attending the Michigan Preps Combine, Michigan, Michigan State, and Cincinnati's individual camps over this summer.
"I think it's important to go to these camps to really show the coaches who I am, not just what they see on film."
With hard work and going to these camps we should expect big things out of Willie Beavers in the 2010 season.
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