Brandon Beaver is just about a half a week from getting back on the field. The 6-foot-1 and 195-pound Beaver said that they are out in just helmets and t-shirts next week and two a day practices start the week after that.
"We start two a days on August 15th," Beaver said. "We actually go back next week on August 8th for helmets only during the acclimation period. We will have that all week next week."
Beaver said that Compton (Calif.) Dominguez got close to the state title last year and after getting a little taste they want to get back and win the whole thing his senior year.
"I am looking forward to getting back out on the field with my team mates, everyone coming together as one and working to winning the championship. We made it to the semi-finals last year."
There were a couple of things that Beaver said he needed to improve on before his senior year. The biggest thing for him to work on though was really becoming that leader on the field for his team.
"I wanted to become more of a leader. I also wanted to make sure that I was giving my all on every play of every game. If I give it my all everyone else will around me and we can win that championship."
There is some thought about official visits by Beaver and there are three schools that he has been talking with about setting one up. Nothing is concrete, but there seems to be a weekend that works the best right now with Nebraska.
"It's looking like I will be going to Nebraska for the Fresno State game. I believe that game is on September 10th. I really want to get to know the staff better on the trip."
Beaver said that on his official visit to Nebraska that he hopes to get a better look at how the new DBs coach works in Lincoln. More than that, he wants to get to know the entire staff and meet some of the team.
"Nebraska has a new defensive backs coach, Corey Raymond, and I really want to see how things are with him in a game environment. I already know that the atmosphere there is amazing.
"I just want to get to know the coaching staff, see how I fit in with the team while I am there and also see how things are at Nebraska ."
Beaver said that he is actually talking to three Nebraska coaches on a regular basis. He talks to the position coach, defensive coordinator and to his recruiting coach.
"Coach Corey Raymond and Coach Carl Pelini have been the coaches that have been recruiting me the most. Coach Rich Fisher is also recruiting me. I believe that this is his area to recruit."