Purdue Trip on Tap

Florida defensive end Max Beaulieu will be taking his first official visit on Oct. 24 to Purdue. "I've built a good relationship with (defensive line) coach Terrell Williams," Beaulieu said. "They've shown a lot of interest. I haven't had a chance to see them play yet, but I know they need some d-ends and I think I could play early. Plus, my coach thinks it would be a good place for me too..."

Max Beaulieu, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound three-star defensive end from the University School of Nova South in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be taking his first official visit on Oct. 24 to Purdue.

"I've built a good relationship with (defensive line) coach Terrell Williams," Beaulieu said. "They've shown a lot of interest. I haven't had a chance to see them play yet, but I know they need some d-ends and I think I could play early.

"Plus, my coach thinks it would be a good place for me too," he said.

Beaulieu, ranked as the No. 82 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, still favors Purdue and Wake Forest slightly over Arkansas and Illinois. All of his favorites have offered.

"I'm pretty open still," he said. "I'm not set on anything yet. I want to get a good feel for the school environment and see how the coaches and players get along."

He says he'll make a decision after his season but before signing day.

"I'm close to setting up a visit with Wake Forest and Illinois too," he said. "Wake has a very nice program and they were one of the first schools to offer me.

‘They are really interested in me," he said. "They said they like me at defensive end and that they usually like to redshirt freshman but believe that I could make an early impact."

Another school that Beaulieu believes you could get some early playing time at is Illinois. "I like (defensive back) coach Curt Mallory and he said they are kind of weak on the d-line," he said. "It seems like a good opportunity to play early and make an impact."

Beaulieu has helped lead his team to a 4-2 record with 18 tackles and two sacks.

He reports a 3.5 core GPA and a 960 SAT and 1420 three-part score.


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