In little less than a week, the sense of urgency in Shavodrick Beaver’s recruitment intensified. Michigan assistant coach Jay Hopson made it down to the youngster’s school in Wichita Falls, TX last week, further proving the Wolverines’ strong interest. Days later, though, the Maize & Blue secured a commitment from another signal caller.
“(Michigan’s standing) is the same because basically everybody who is recruiting me… they’ve got to sign two quarterbacks the next couple of years,” Beaver said regarding the news of Kevin Newsome’s commitment to Michigan. “I know that if I were to go to Nebraska… they’ve got to have two incoming quarterbacks anyway, so it’s pretty much the same. But I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m ready to make my decision, but I don’t know. I’m just trying to make sure it’s the right decision… that I feel comfortable with it. At times I want to make the decision and at times I start thinking about other schools.”
At this point, two schools in the race for Beaver’s services have separated from themselves from the pack. However, having to decide between them so soon is proving increasingly difficult.
“TCU and Michigan are my top ones right now,” Beaver admitted. “TCU is real close to home. It’s becoming a great program, and they’re just rebuilding basically.”
“What I like (about Michigan) is the offense they run now is similar to what I (run in high school) and I feel like I’m the best fit for their offense,” he continued. “My question is, why did they offer so many quarterbacks? Say if they just offered just me and Newsome, that would have taken some pressure off of me where I don’t have to rush my decision because somebody else might be thinking about making a decision.”
Later this week, Beaver has at least two visitors slated to be in his school. Oklahoma State is scheduled to make an appearance. So too are the Wolverines for the second time in as many weeks.
“Coach Smith is coming down Tuesday from Michigan,” he said.
That is unless another quarterback pulls the trigger before Beaver does.