Harrison Beck has had a very tumultuous recruiting season with everyone clamoring for a chance to get his signature even though he has remained solid as a rock on his commitment to Nebraska. After getting yet another pledge from Beck for NU the last time we spoke, I chatted with Harrison about the Florida high school playoffs, Nebraska recruiting, plans for the off-season and his goals while at Nebraska.
in Nebraska and across the nation knows the name
Harrison Beck. The Farve fan from
Clearwater, Florida garners as much attention as a Steve Spurrier press conference in the sunshine state and leaves just as many people
talking long after all is said and done.
Beck has answered questions from reporters, coaches and various other
people trying to find seeds of doubt in Beck's mind, but none can be found. I
sat down with Harrison to get his thoughts on
the most recent happenings in his life and in NU's present and
Beck's Countryside High team was faced with the prospect of
winning the district championship and they did just that. "We won 48-14 and I didn't even play
within 10 minutes of the third quarter, they pulled me. We scored pretty fast and now we're
playing the #7 team in the nation next in the playoffs." Beck isn't the only member of his team
excited about playing such a highly-regarded squad. "My coach was saying that that's what he
coaches for is for games like this.
Some teams you play to play ‘em and you know you're going to beat ‘em but
this is a team that's really good and it's going to take a lot to beat ‘em, so
you've got to step up to the challenge," said Beck.
Beck's been keeping an eye on Nebraska and wasn't too down about the Cornhuskers' loss
State. In fact, he thinks
that you'll be seeing something different from the scarlet and cream come this
Saturday. "It's a rivalry game,
you'll see a different team show up.
I don't care if we're playing the worst team in the county, they're gonna
show up for a rivalry game," said Beck.
Harrison has also kept his eye on the recruiting game and how Nebraska has fared in
that arena. Consider him impressed
with the recent commitment of Marlon Lucky. "He sounded pretty excited after his
visit, so that's pretty big. They
could do some of the stuff with him that they did with Charlie Garner in
know, catching passes, making moves or pitching to him."
Beck was then asked about his impression of the Nebraska recruiting class
overall. "It's a great class.
You've got some good receivers, some great runningbacks; I think the class is
really shaping up well. There are
some great O-linemen, so it's really shaping up well. So we're gonna have a pretty good class
this year. That's definitely gonna
be great for the team, getting players there with experience in the West Coast
Offense. Not to say that the
players that they have now aren't good, but the experience will help," Beck
Harrison has also heard
from his collegiate choice recently.
"I talked to Coach Callahan and Coach Norvell about two days ago. Coach Novell tells me about the first 15
plays of the upcoming game and then we just talk about the offense and how
practice went, what they think they can do against their upcoming opponent,"
Beck said. After the playoffs
conclude, Beck will begin preparing for his new life as a Cornhusker. "I'm going to take maybe a week break
and then I'm going to start lifting, running and conditioning. I want to be in the best shape I can be
in. I'm sure they'll send me a
conditioning book and playbook.
You've got to learn as much as you can," Beck said.
Beck professes to daydreaming about his upcoming career with
the Big Red, so what does he want to accomplish during his career? "I would say that I don't really care
about any stat expect for the win-loss column. I would like to leave Nebraska doing nothing
but winning, I would like to leave a winner. I want to win, that's why I play
football," Beck said. Notice has
been served to all quarterbacks on Nebraska's roster in 2005, Harrison Beck is
coming and he's coming to play.