The Gophers went down in the Lone Star State a few days ago to land one of their biggest commitments in the class...literally with Galena Park (TX.) North Shore senior center Tyler Moore joining the fold. That hasn’t stopped the commitment train though, by Kansas City (KS.) Piper senior defensive end Colton Beebe choosing Minnesota on Wednesday becoming the ninth-tenth commitment in the class. He talks about his decision and why Minnesota was the right fit for him.
“Minnesota just has it going for them both football wise and academically,” Beebe told GopherDigest. “I felt like it was the best decision for me and my family. Early this week, I knew I wanted to be a Gopher. I just felt like it was the right place for me. Wide Receiver Coach (Brian) Anderson is my recruiter and our relationship is really good. We talk a lot just about different stuff not football.”
The 6-3, 244-pound physical and blue collar defensive end is currently a two star recruit by Scout and he held an offer from Air Force while also receiving interest from Arkansas, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Tulsa. A lot of attention came from his intense and aggressive style of play on the field and this past season, he compiled 152 tackles with 23 tackles for loss. He won the Bobby Bell Award, which is the best lineman or linebacker for a second straight year in the Missouri-Kansas area. He knows he will ready when his opportunity presents itself and is willing to learn from this Gopher staff to take his game to the next level.
“I feel like I can bring the things that the coaches up there are teaching,” said Beebe. “I will be ready to play and I will start out at defensive end. No, not fullback, but if there is an opportunity to play fullback earlier, then I will move over. I’m excited to be part of the Gopher nation. Brick by brick.”
One side note is Beebe’s father also played for Jerry Kill when he was coaching at Pittsburg State in 1985. Not a bad connection to have there.