Beaver Shoots Down Rumors

An internet report surfaced yesterday suggesting that Wichita Falls, TX QB Shavodrick Beaver was considering rescinding his commitment from Michigan. Amidst the subsequent confusion, the young man himself began wondering what the source of the news was to begin with… because it certainly wasn't him.

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"I didn't say nothing about decommiting," Beaver told GoBlueWolverine Tuesday evening.  "I saw that (report) on there.  I don't know what they're talking about.  I told all of the coaches from Michigan that as long as they're committed to me, I'm committed to them.  It's like a marriage.  I ain't going nowhere."

Maybe the rumor surfaced because he has expressed a recent desire to take visits?

"I'm not taking visits nowhere," he said emphatically.

Beaver's allegiance to Michigan remains solid thanks in large part to the fast bond he has formed his future position coach, Rod Smith.

"I talk to coach Smith a lot," he said.  "We try to talk to each other twice a week.  If not (that often), at least once a week.  I just talked to him two days ago about my stats in my last game.  We've got a good relationship already."

Beaver phoned GoBlueWolverine hours after the initial interview just to reiterate how strong his relationship with Michigan is.

Said Beaver, "I just talked to the Michigan coaches.  Do me a favor and write this and get it out as soon as you can: ‘I am 120% committed to Michigan.  I am not even thinking about any other schools.   I don't know where that came from or why they wrote that.' "

The suggestion that Beaver is spending any time thinking about recruiting definitely isn't in keeping with what he says his focus has been in recent weeks. 

"As of right now I haven't been talking to no (other recruits)," stated Beaver.  "I've been Bryce (McNeal) a little bit lately and I've been texting Tajh Boyd who is going to West Virginia, but I haven't been talking to any recruits that might be going to Michigan because I'm trying to focus on my senior year."

The future Wolverine had a strong showing in his team's season-opening loss to Cedar Hill.  He completed 18/25 passes for 275 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while also adding 14 rushes for 102 yards and two more TD's.  For Beaver, though, the only stat that truly matters is the' L.'

"It was a pretty tough loss," he said.  "We were losing 20-0 and had five turnovers in the first half.  Then in the second half we scored 27 points in the third quarter.  It was 27-20 in the fourth quarter."

Cedar Hill struck back with 14 unanswered points to win the contest 34-27.  Now Beaver & company are looking to put that disappointment to bed by defeating Sulphur Springs and its standout QB Tyrik Rollison tomorrow night.  The game will be broadcast live to a national audience at 9PM EST on ESPN2.

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