Name: William Beasley
Hometown: Milton, Florida
High School: Milton High School
Position: Strongside Linebacker
Notes: NC State may have landed one of Florida's best kept secrets Thursday evening when Milton (Fla) linebacker William Beasley pledged to the Wolfpack. The 6-2, 225 pounds ‘backer with 4.6-second speed had been a heavy lean to NC State for weeks but made his commitment official Thursday night with a call to Pack linebackers coach Andy McCollum.
"Yeah, I called coach McCollum last night and made it official," said Beasley. "I really loved it there and it was a great fit for me academically. I really like coach McCollum and he treated me like family. That was what I really liked was that they treated you more like family than making it seem like a business. I had a chance to talk to the players already there and they made me feel like I was already part of the team. I talked with some of the players committed this year and they were just like, c'mon and join us."
Beasley racked up 129 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and six sacks en route to all-area and 4A all-state honors as a junior. He chose the Wolfpack over offers from Maryland, Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, South Florida, Middle Tennessee State and Iowa State.
Scouting Report: "William Beasley plays linebacker roles for his team both inside and outside depending on the scheme and does a good job maintaining his responsibilities for the team.
"A downhill player, Beasley loves to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. He could play in a 3-4 defense as an inside linebacker or, and probably a better fit, as a strongside linebacker in a 4-3 defense.
"Beasley sheds blockers well and a very physical player, though he has a high pad level often before the point of attack. He hits with strength and shows a lot of strength in his lower body. He is not great speed sideline-to-sideline, but has very good acceleration over five yards and makes up ground quickly. Beasley can make a play from the weakside with a good motor." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Miller Safrit
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