LOI #19: William Beasley

Milton (FL) linebacker William Beasley has signed with NC State!

LB William Beasley
6-2, 225 pounds, 4.6 seconds in the 40
Milton (Fla) High School

Prospect Ranking:
Rated a three-star prospect and the No. 36 strong-side LB in the nation by Scout.com

Accomplishments: As a senior Beasley tallied 135 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, one interception and three sacks en route to being named All-Northwest Florida, all-area and an invitation to the Pensacola Sports Association all-star game.

Academics: Projects as a qualifier

The Recruiting Scene: After receiving an offer from NC State in March of 2007, Beasley wasted little time in making an unofficial visit to the Pack a couple of weeks later. He almost committed to the Wolfpack on that trip but held off for the time being. In June, Beasley would make another unofficial visit to Raleigh during State's football camp and that visit pushed him even closer to a commitment with the Pack.

Just a couple of days after returning to Florida, Beasley called LB coach Andy McCollum and made his verbal commitment. He also received scholarship offers from Southern Miss, Maryland, South Florida and Iowa State among others. South Florida would make a concerted late run at Beasley but he would remain solid for NC 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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