2017 Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola four-star running back Drake Beasley on teammate David Long, Michigan.

2017 Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola four-star running back Drake Beasley was one of the top prospects in attendance at the recent Army All American Combine. The Michigan Insider caught up with the talented youngster to discuss his recruitment, his interest in Michigan, the influence of his teammate David Long, and more.

Already one of the top junior running backs on the west coast, 2017 Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola four-star Drake Beasley made his way to San Antonio to take part in the Army junior combine.

Wrapping up his junior season with 1,600 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns, Beasley reflected on his time in San Antonio.

"The combine went pretty well and I feel good about everything," Beasley told The Michigan Insider.

Part of the reason for Beasley's success on the ground for Loyola had to do with senior teammate and playmaker David Long.

A four-star cornerback that played both ways at Loyola, Long is down to Michigan and Washington..

"I think so," Beasley said of his teammate taking attention away from him. "David Long on the outside opens up things for the running game so it helps me out a lot."



Beasley isn't sure whether or not he'll stay as patient in the recruiting process as Long, currently holding one offer from UCLA.

Either way, Beasley does have a great level of interest in schools outside of the region.

"I don't really have any favorites right now but I do want to play Big Ten or SEC if I get the chance to," he said. "I think that's better for a running back with my style."

Still very early in his process, Beasley is beginning to formulate an idea of what he'll be looking for at the next level.

"It depends what I plan on majoring in because I'm not sure yet," he said. "Whatever I do plan on doing I'm going to have to research that to see what the best option is for me. And I want a good relationship with the coaches as well."

As for his thoughts on Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, Beasley is intrigued and would be even more interested in the Wolverines should Long offer his verbal commitment.

"I like what they're doing at Michigan," he said. "I'd be interested right away."


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