As is the case with many of the other committed prospects across the country, Wichita Falls (TX) Rider quarterback Shavodrick Beaver is still being pursued by other programs. Much like the majority of the other prospects committed to Michigan, however, his future plans have not been affected by their early season struggles.
"I'm at the same place I was when this first started," said Beaver regarding the status of his commitment. "It's just like when I committed… I'm at the same point. I'm still committed."
That unwavering certainty with regard to his Maize & Blue future was also present when the topic switched to visiting other schools.
"Nah, I'm not visiting anywhere else," he said. "I'm going to see my homeboy at Oklahoma State. He went to my school last year and I'm going to watch that, but that's not for an official visit. I'm just going to watch him. I'm not talking to any coaches or saying hi or nothing."
Beaver will, though, continue his frequent conversations with his future coaches in Ann Arbor. His last chat came with them occurred last Friday and covered the surgery he'll have this week to repair the torn cartilage in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. The 6-4 200-pounder will be fully healed and rehabbed by the time he makes his way to Michigan this summer. His chance to compete for immediate playing time once he arrives continues to be made abundantly clear.
"Getting on the field right away is a possibility for me if I get in there and do what I capable of," Beaver said confidently. "I'll have to go in there ready and earn some (playing time) though. It can happen."