Now, the 49ers are putting pieces together around Beasley. On Monday night, Bobby Lutz's program garnered its second commitment from the Class of 2007. Kenyan Harmon, a rising junior at Laurinburg (N.C.) Laurinburg Prep, picked the 49ers.
"They play the way I like to play," Harmon said. The 6-foot-7 combo forward also heard from Clemson, Purdue and Auburn among others. "Coach Lutz showed more interest. He's a good coach and I think he'll help me out a lot. [Assistant coach] Benny Moss is a real nice person."
Harmon was at North Augusta High last year but reclassified and switched schools for the upcoming season. An athletic player, he's got a long body and will be a multi-positional threat for the 49ers. The two seasons at Laurinburg will afford him the opportunity to sharpen his skills among some of the better prospects around.
As for Charlotte, the 49ers were rewarded for their early diligence. Charlotte spent a considerable amount of time watching him in July.
"They just came at me real hard," Harmon said. "They came at me stronger than any college coach. They offered me my sophomore year. I just liked them."