Harrison Beck has been referred to as one of the finest quarterbacks in America and Nebraska's quarterback of the future. Recently, the firing of Ron Zook from the University of Florida has issued some rumors about the return of Steve Spurrier and whether or not he could sway Harrison to the Gators. What did Harrison have to say about that prospect?
wants a piece of Harrison Beck. He
committed to the University of Nebraska months ago, but coaches will not
listen. The barrage him with phone
calls pleading for him to reconsider, but thus far, Beck has remained firm. He is coming to Nebraska, he'd say. Recently, the firing of Ron Zook from
Florida has prompted questions about Steve Spurrier's return and whether or not the ol' Ball Coach would come after
Even if he did, would it really matter? How much of an effect would Spurrier or
anyone else have on his commitment to Nebraska? "Zero, I'm going to Nebraska no matter what,"
Many have wondered when Harrison will be visiting for his official
stay in Lincoln.
Harrison shed a little light on the
situation. "I was supposed to do it
this week but I decided not to because it's hard to get flights into Nebraska. We found a flight at 6 a.m. and it
worked out so buy the time I get into Nebraska kickoff would happen. It's on TV anyway, so I'll watch." When is Harrison looking to reschedule? "It's still up in the air but I'm
definitely planning on coming out," he said.
With Harrison's feet firmly entrenched in his decision, one wonders
who actually brought him from Florida to
the first place? "Coach
Elmassian. He was the first coach I
ever talked to. He did an excellent
job, they're all so nice. He did a
lot in getting me there. I did like
the campus but I liked him as a coach," Beck said. The young, confident kid from Clearwater, Florida
thought he would be coming to cornfields, but was pleasantly surprised with what
season continues to be flawless.
Countryside is 7-0 and heading into a game for the district title this
Friday. "I've got like 1,300 yards,
but we haven't really thrown much, like maybe 14 times a game," Beck said. "I'm completing around 70 percent of my
passes and have about 100 yards rushing."
Harrison doesn't want Cornhusker fans to
think he's just going to let a defender tee off on him as a quarterback. "I'm not afraid to lower my
shoulder. There have been a few
occasions this year where I've lit people up."
Beck will be seventeen years old when he steps onto campus as
a Cornhusker and he plans to wear #3.
"I'm a Brett Favre fan, of course he wears #4," Beck stated. Harrison recalls that fateful day when he found out what
he'd be branded with. "I was a
freshman and I was kinda nervous.
They pass the list around showing everyone what they got and I got a cool
number," Beck remarked that during the Elite 11 camp, he was actually mistaken
Palmer's little brother.
The future remains bright for Harrison Beck as his family and
friends rally around him, but he continues to put the rumors to rest and shun
every other coach in the nation.
From his own mouth, Harrison Beck will be a