Beasley expecting playing time

CLEMSON – There's plenty of room for a second tight end to emerge behind Dwayne Allen and freshman Victor Beasley is already starting to make a case for himself.

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The 6-2.5, 215-pound freshman spent most of his prep career as a running back and linebacker at Georgia's Adairsville High School, where he rushed for 828 yards and seven touchdowns while racking up 69 tackles as a senior.

"It's a whole different transition from high school to college. I'm adapting to it. You have to adapt pretty quickly," Beasley told CUTigers after Thursday afternoon's skills and drills workout.

As me makes the adjustment to his new position, Beasley credits Allen for providing most of the guidance.

"I know he's going to be the starting tight end this year," Beasley said. "I've just been taking tips from him. He's showing me the routes."

Learning from veterans like Allen is part of the excitement.

Vic Beasley was ranked as the No. 36 outside linebacker in the country last year according to, but will start his career at Clemson as a tight end.
"It's a great experience being able to play with top-notch players and being able to get to know some of the players," he said.

The most difficult transition from the high school to college game has been the running.

"It's been kind of rough," Beasley said. "In Adairsville, we didn't run as much as we do here. The stadiums, that's what's really got to me."

Along with the two classes he's taking in Summer II, Beasley's delving into his playbook, doing his best to familiarize himself with the plays he'll be asked to execute once fall camp gets underway on Aug. 3.

The school work has been a breeze so far.

"Actually, the school work has been pretty easy," he said. "I'm just working hard and staying on top of my school work, just going to Vickery. Vickery's really helping me out."

Opportunity knocks with the departures of Michael Palmer and Durrell Barry. Beasley knows it's a wide-open race on the backside of the tight end depth chart.

But he speculated that he'll also see significant playing time elsewhere.

"I think I'm going to get a lot of playing time, especially on special teams. I should get a whole bunch of playing time at that," he said. "As for tight end, me and Sam Cooper are right behind Dwayne Allen, so I'm expecting a lot." Top Stories