"He said he liked my size. I'm 6-foot-1, 220-pounds. He thought I had good film and would fit in well in their football program. Coach Monken said he thought I could play either inside or outside linebacker in college. He really liked how easily I moved on the field from sideline-to-sideline and my aggressiveness. He told me they play a 4-2-5 which is similar to what we do at Hillside.
"When I received the offer, I got really excited. They have really nice, top-notch facilities, and they're number two in Nike apparel which is something I'm into. A big thing is my major, or what I want to be when I grow up, is a Bio-medical Engineer with my main focus being developing prosthetic limbs. I think that would help a lot of people coming back from war. The military wasn't something I had thought about and wasn't really too keen on doing, but it's growing on me and I would definitely do it for the education."
Beasley has an offer from Brown, his mother's alma mater, Wofford, and Gardner-Webb. He also has a preferred walk-on offer from N.C. State which he counts because he says he's considering it. He reports interest from Cornell, Duke, Elon, Furman, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Towson, and Yale.
A big thing is my major, or what I want to be when I grow up, is a Bio-medical Engineer with my main focus being developing prosthetic limbs. I think that would help a lot of people coming back from war."I'm planning a northeast trip in July to visit all of the Ivy League colleges," he said. "Right now my top three are Princeton, Harvard, and Army. Stanford and Vanderbilt are two schools that would be in my top five if they offered.
"In no particular order, I'm looking for a college with my major. I'm going to look at if it's a public or private. And the final thing is how I feel when I'm there. I want the school to suit me, my personality."
Beasley said his father, a former quarterback at Morehouse College, kept his stats for his junior season and came up with 70 tackles, five sacks, and 15 tackles for loss from his strong-side linebacker position. The Hillside Hornets finished 9-3 in 2013. This group of seniors features other D-1 prospects like Emanuel McGirt, Raymond Green, and Miles Kelly.