Sandland looking for big sophomore year

Beau Sandland is the top junior college tight end in the nation and the standout from Los Angeles (Calif.) Pierce officially visited Nebraska in June. Sandland is now up to 18 offers after picking up the latest from Kentucky and still considers Nebraska on of his top collegiate options.

Summer classes are over for Beau Sandland and for three weeks or so life for this junior college tight end will revolve around football. The standout tight end and his Los Angeles (Calif.) Pierce team have been on the field now for a few days.

"We started August 9th," Sandland said. "We do something like two to three weeks and then have a week worth of prep worth for our first game. We will practice six days a week though."

The workouts during the summer are one thing for Sandland, but he says that everything changes when the pads go on. There is nothing that a college football player can do during the summer that can emulate pads.

"I am excited. I am really looking forward to it. I wrapped up summer school so I can concentrate on football until the fall semester starts. It's always a great feeling going into camp and getting the pads on.

"Nothing is football or feels like football until the pads are on. You can go out and do seven on seven, run around in t-shirts and shorts, but nothing really feels like football until the pads get on. Our field was also being renovated last year so it will be nice with the new locker rooms."

Sandland says that this summer was about weight and adding enough to where he could trim out through camp to get to an ideal playing weight. Sandland says that there is an ideal playing weight and it's about 10 pounds lighter than he is right now.

"I think that the thing that I was trying to work on in particular was adding some size. I wanted to start out the season around 260-pounds and right now I am around 260-265, but once I get through camp I will trim out and hit 255 or so."

Nebraska hosted Sandland first back in June during their Big Red Weekend. Sandland has since taken one other unofficial visit and has an official visit set up for the end of the month and another in September.

"I took an official visit to Nebraska and then went to Arizona State a few weekends ago on an unofficial. I will go to Oklahoma at the end of August on an official visit. I am going to Ole Miss on September 15th. I am still looking at a December decision."

It's been a couple of months since Sandland was in Nebraska, but not a lot has changed. He says that he still thinks very highly about Nebraska and that they will be in the picture for him all the way to the end. Sandland says he talks to multiple coaches from the Nebraska staff regularly.

"The same things that I thought about it before; nothing has really changed. I still hold them in high regard. They are still one of my favorite teams and they are obviously going to be in it for the long run.

"I have really kept in contact with the entire staff. I have spoken with Coach Vince Marrow, Coach Rich Fisher, Coach Bo Pelini and all of those guys on a regular basis. Everything is still good. I am looking forward to seeing them play this year and how they utilize the tight end."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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