Fla. QB Has U-M in Top Five

One of the top quarterbacks in the country, <b>Harrison Beck</b> from Countryside High School in Clearwater, Fla., is not afraid of competition. He reports a slew of offers now and has Michigan in the top five. GoBlueWolverine Magazine recently spoke with Beck.

"I have 20 offers now," Harrison Beck said. "And my top five would be Nebraska, Miami, North Carolina State, Mississippi, and Michigan, and Nebraska is on top right now."

TheInsiders Allen Wallace reported that Michigan had offered the talented slinger back in the middle of May, Beck confirmed. "Michigan coaches Scott Loeffler and Erik Campbell were down here during the evaluation period and told my coach I had an offer," he said. "The next day I talked to the head coach, Lloyd Carr, and he offered me." He said he hasn't decided yet whether he'll attend any school camps.

The 6 foot 2, 205 pound Beck passed for 2,300 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior and decribes himself as more of a drop-back passer who can move in the pocket. "I'm not going to break any 90 yard runs but I can get out of a jam if I have to," he said.

Beck received top honors at the recent Miami Elite 11 try-outs. "I was voted the top QB at the camp," he said. "Then I went over to the Miami Nike Camp and they said I had the best arm."

Competition does not appear to faze Beck in the least. "I know there are going to be good quarterbacks ahead of me, and there will be good quarterbacks that will come in behind me," he said. "I'm confident enough in my ability that I don't need to worry about that, it's no big deal."

Beck didn't seem to be too intimidated by cooler climates as well. "Man, it's 93 degrees here in Florida now and I'm sweating my (butt) off," he said. "I'm not saying I want to go where it's cold, but I don't have a problem with that at all."

He reports a 3.5 grade-point-average and a 920 score on the SAT. "I'm not taking it again either," he said. "I'm qualified and once is enough." He said he wants to major in communications.

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