The Pine Bluff safety said he thinks Louisville is close to offering and that Arkansas is staying in touch.
“Louisville wants me to come up there,” Beasley said. “They wanted me to come up for their junior day in February, but I couldn’t because the weather was bad.”
Arkansas State, Houston and Louisiana Tech have already jumped on board and while an offer from the Cardinals would mean a lot to him, Beasley said an offer from Arkansas would be even better.
Tight ends coach Barry Lunney, Jr., is Beasley’s main contact and has visited him at Pine Bluff High.
“It would be a dream come true,” Beasley said. “I’m at a loss for words just thinking about it. Everyone wants to go to Arkansas if you’re from Arkansas.”
However, he acknowledges that there are still aspects of his game that he needs to improve, such as his speed, quickness and ball skills.
“I’m working on several things to get better,” Beasley said. “I’m also trying to work on my footwork and trying to get stronger.”
This spring, Beasley (6-2.5, 192, 4.52) will go to a Louisiana Tech practice (on April 11) and this summer, he’ll attend camps at Arkansas and Ole Miss. All visits will have to be planned around track season, as he runs the 200-meter dash and participates in high jump, long jump and triple jump.
Once next season rolls around, Beasley and the Zebras will start their defense of the Arkansas Class 6A state championship.
Last season, Pine Bluff beat Benton 51-10 to claim its 22nd title in school history.
In that game, Beasley intercepted a pass near the goal line with the Zebras leading only 12-7. The play sparked the blowout.