Beal Excited About LSU Trip caught up with 5-star 2008 prospect Brendan Beal and's No. 2 rated strong side linebacker spoke about his recent trip to Florida and his upcoming visit to Tiger Country.

Brendan Beal

The Pennsylvania product has been busy with his travels, but in between trips he manages to maintain a high level of play on the gridiron.


"My team has been doing good," Beal stated. "Last week I barely got to play because we were playing a weaker opponent and my coaches thought it was best if I was well rested for this week's upcoming game. In the 11 quarters I've played in this season, I have 45 tackles, one sack, a blocked punt and about four pass break ups."


The talented backer said his top 4 schools (in no specific order) are LSU, Boston College, Florida and USC and he says he has made trips to all of his top teams except for LSU.


Beal (6'3, 236, 4.6) was in Gainesville, Florida with his mom this past weekend for the Gators first defeat of the season, but prior to that trip he was in Massachusetts for the Boston College vs. N.C. State game.


"My Boston College visit was pretty good," he informed. "For having 60,000 fans that place was really rocking. Boston College is probably the most well rounded school of all of my top teams as far as having really good academics to go along with a solid football program. I have a really good relationship with coach McGovern. On top of that my dad played at Boston College and my mom and tow aunts attended school there as well.


"My Florida visit also went well. Even though Florida lost the game, the atmosphere was incredible. I couldn't talk to anyone because it was so loud that they could barely hear me. Florida has had trouble with Auburn in recent years, but I expected them to win. The outcome doesn't really change anything with me though. I do not hold it against them."


Beal is scheduled to make a trip to Baton Rouge this weekend for the LSU vs. Florida showdown and he hopes the game lives up to the hype.


"I am excited to get to Baton Rouge this weekend," he said. "The Florida game was loud and the fans were crazy and so I want to see how the LSU atmosphere compares to it. While I am there I want to see if I could see myself being there for four years. I want to see if I could mix in well with the team and also with the coaches. I want to really take in the entire atmosphere and experience all the parts of the team.


"This will be my first visit to LSU so I kind of do not know what to expect," Beal added. "I've heard it gets crazy over there though for game days."


Beal said he's had the chance to watch a couple of LSU games and he has an idea of what he will see first hand come Saturday night.


"I've been in contact with coach Peveto," Beal said. "We have a good relationship. We talk about everything and I know he's excited I'll be at the game.


"I watched LSU play Virginia Tech on T.V. and I was impressed with their defense," said Beal. "Virginia Tech didn't know what to do. LSU used so many schemes and were so well coached that Virginia Tech didn't really have a chance. LSU has a very dynamic defense and the players they have on defense are very gifted. I think coach Miles has the program rolling and they should have a chance at winning the National Title this year."


The highly touted prospect visited USC over the summer and said he would like to make another visit to California. However, Beal does not currently have anything lined up, so he does not know when or if that trip will happen.


Note: As a junior, Beal recorded 152 tackles, 11 sacks, created six fumbles and had two interceptions.

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