Washington OL Names a Leader

The recent success of Tommy Bowden and the Clemson Tigers has allowed the recruiting arm to extend all the way to the great northwest and OL David Beall (Mountain View HS, Vancouver, WA). Beall, (6'5, 293) has played all three positions on the offensive line and has widely been considered the best OL prospect in the state of Washington since he was a sophomore. Are the Tigers seriously in the mix for this fine student-athlete?

"I've played all three line positions including center," Beall said. "I'm playing guard this season but schools have been recruiting me all across the line but primarily as a guard or tackle."

Right now, David Beall has been clocked at 5.2 in the 40 and has benched over 300 lbs and squatted over 510. His 40-yard dash time has been reduced significantly over the last 12 months as he was running a little over 5.4 this time last season. As one of the top offensive line prospects in the west, Beall naturally has all of the top schools in the Pac-10 beating down his door.

Beall went on unofficial trips to Washington and Stanford this summer, he also participated in Oregon State's team camp. All three schools have offered a scholarship along with Clemson, Northwestern, and Colorado.

"Stanford is my leader right now," Beall said. "I loved the campus and the coaches all seemed like really good guys. I'm not planning on committing early though. Early on I thought I might, but I want to take all of my trips and probably won't commit anywhere until February.

"Along with Stanford, my other trips will likely be with Washington, Oregon State and Clemson. I'm keeping that fifth spot open for now but I would like to take all five of my visits if I can."

Beall is no hurry to decide which school will win his services, but all preliminary reports have indicated that Stanford has the lead. That could easily change between now and February though, especially with a visit planned to Clemson.

With outstanding grades, the academic side of the equation will play a significant factor in his final decision. We'll keep you updated on Beall's visits as well as his top 5 choices throughout the season.

Photo of Beall is courtesy of Dawgman.com

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