Meet Beau Tuft and here his views on his recruitment and his future at our university.
DD - Tell us about your Westside team the highlights of this past season.
BT - There were many good points about our season, we are still a young program, so we really gave our district a scare when we beat Bellaire and Westbury. Coming within six of Madison and two of Worthing was bittersweet, but we have earned a new respect for our team.
DD - What team and what individual gave you the toughest competition during your high school playing days?
BT - I would have to say without a doubt Lamar's John Williams(who is going to Oklahoma) made me work the hardest. He is a very quick athlete and is very agile.
DD - What other activities/sports do you participate in currently
BT - None, I am strictly football, I would have liked to play rugby or lacrosse but I chose to devote all my time to football.
DD - What hobbies or other interests do you have?
BT - Most of my free time is spent with my friends, and if I am not with them, I am working on my truck.
DD - Who recruited you for UH and how did that develop?
BT - To begin with, Theron Aych was talking to me, but after the coaching change, Coach Jason Phillips got in touch with me and we talked about UH. After that I met Coach Briles and Coach Clements.
DD - What was attractive to you about coming to Houston, the university and the city?
BT - Well, I already live in the city and I love it so staying in Houston was not a problem to me, and I plan on staying here after college so establishing myself in the professional world should be easier than someone who goes to school out of state. Also, I really wanted my parents to be able to see me play so UH was the obvious choice.
DD - How much did the hiring of Art Briles play into your decision?
BT - It helped. I met a few head coaches before I met Coach Briles, he seemed to be the most enthusiastic about his program.
DD - It must be a thrill to be part of Coach Briles' first class, how does it feel?
BT - It's great, I know he will have a positive impact on UH and I want to be a part of that. I cannot wait to see what will be happening five years from now.
DD - What was your recruiting visit like, what took place?
BT - About 20 other recruits and I got to see the university, and meet the players and coaches. The first night we got to go on the field at the new reliant stadium, it was a lot of fun, not to mention the great food.
DD - What other scholarship offers did you receive?
BT - Rice, New Mexico, Cental Florida, San Jose State, UTEP, SHSU, and SFA.
DD - Do you want to play right away or would you prefer to redshirt?
BT - Seeing as how I am an offensive lineman, redshirting is the only way to go, although I would not mind playing at all.
DD - What are your current physical attributes (height, weight, 40-time, etc.)?
BT - I am 6'6", 285 lbs., and I run a 5.4. What do you plan to study at UH?
Pre-law most likely.
DD - How are you preparing for college life
BT - Working out everyday, applying for summer school, and doing my best to get out of high school.
DD - Do you have anything that you would like to tell the CoogFans out there?
BT - I would like to thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm. GO COOGS!!
Beau, thank you for letting the CoogFans get to know a little about you and we look forward to seeing your future develop as a Houston Cougar.
Eat ‘Em Up!