Cougs Offer Cali LB

If BYU wants to secure a commitment from a talented California linebacker, they are going to have to beat out big name schools like Nebraska to do it. Fortunately for the Cougars, they will be playing on friendly soil.

Tyler Beck is a 6-foot-1, 206-pound linebacker from Murrieta, California who already has offers from BYU and Nebraska. caught up with Beck to find out where his college interests lie.

"Coach Higgins is the main coach recruiting me from BYU," Beck said. "I didn't grow up a die hard BYU fan, but I rooted for them."

Beck, who is LDS, has a brother at BYU and his parents are both BYU alumni. Despite his family background, Nebraska may be the school to beat.

"I'm really excited about Nebraska," Beck said. "They have a great football tradition, but I won't say I have a favorite. It's still early."

Nebraska told beck that they want him to verbally commit to be a Cornhusker when he officially visits them on September 2nd.

"Hopefully by then I will know where I want to go," Beck said.

UCLA has also entered the picture recently and Beck is eager to see what happens with them.

The Vista Murrieta High School product has seen BYU play before but never at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

"I'm going to be visiting BYU this summer," Beck said. "I am going for an ACT/SAT workshop, and I hope to make it to the football camp while I'm up there too."

Academics will be a major factor for Beck in making his college choice, but he also wants to see the college campuses up close before making a commitment.

Beck recently attended three football camps. His best 40 time was a 4.7 and his best vertical leap was 33 inches.

As far as a mission goes, Beck is still undecided. He did say that he has mentioned it as a possibility to Nebraska and they are fine with it, as long as he keeps them informed.

When asked to describe his style of play, Beck said he is the type of linebacker that is in every play no matter where it is.

"I'm not one of those huge linebackers, that just plug gaps," Beck said. "I use my speed to make plays all over the field."

TotalBlueSports will follow up with Beck as the summer progresses.

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