Beedle has a big game Friday night

MSU defensive tackle commit racks up sacks and talks about his season and relationships with commits

Clarkston defensive tackle David Beedle had a big game Friday night against Rochester.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Michigan State commit racked up three sacks and helped lead the Wolves to a 34-13 win.

"I just tried to bust through and see what I could do," Beedle said.

Offseason work paid off for Beedle, who said there are a lot of differences between his game now and last season.

"Size, strength, speed and just tried to work on my overall game and my pad level," he said. "I was way too high last year and I'm trying to bring that down."

With the win Friday night, Clarkston improved to 2-1 after a season-opening loss to Rochester Adams.

"Definitely got off to a rough start first week against Adams," Beedle said. "We didn't play our best, but we've progressively gotten better. I definitely had some mistakes, but I feel like I improved (Friday). We are getting there."

In Clarkston's Week 1 matchup with Rochester Adams, Beedle squared off against fellow MSU commit Matt Sokol. Beedle said Sokol's size, strength and speed are all impressive.

"He's just an all-around athlete," Beedle said. "I've worked out with him in the offseason and he's a tough kid, he's really strong and tough and I'm excited to play with him."

Beedle said he and the other 2014 commits have formed good chemistry already.

"We actually have a group message on Facebook going," he said. "We all talk a lot. It's good to start now and get to know each other. We try to get up to games together and different recruiting things for 2015 classes and different things so it's going good."

Beedle will be on campus for Saturday's game against Youngstown State, as will many other members of the 2014 class.

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