"Dan has the ability to put his hand on the ground as a tight end and block down low with the defensive ends and linebackers," Panther Creek head coach Wayne Bragg said. "Also, at the same time, he runs good routes, catches the ball well, and obviously being 6-5 [and] 240 doesn't hurt."
Prep Career In Panther's balanced offense, Beilinson ended his junior season with 37 receptions for 553 yards and two touchdowns.
"There aren't too many high schools any more that use a tight end in that pro style/college style offense," Bragg said. "If he was somewhere else, he'd probably be a defensive end."
Arizona State, Duke, NC State, and Vanderbilt have offered Beilinson a verbal scholarship, while schools like Florida, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina and Wake Forest have expressed significant interest.
"I saw [UNC assistant] Coach [John] Shoop at the coaches' clinic last weekend and he said ‘We're going to start to get on your tight end,'" Bragg said.
After the basketball season, Beilinson plans to sit down with his parents and decide on a good time to narrow his list of schools under consideration.
"Right now, I'm just taking it as it is and seeing what schools are interested," Beilinson said. "I'm going to make my decisions based off the interest that they show."
Academics will play a major role in Beilinson's ultimate collegiate decision, as will his relationship with the coaching staff and location.
"My parents would enjoy it for me to be closer to home, but for me that's not really a big deal," Beilinson said. "But [location] probably will end up being a factor."
Beilinson has attended junior days at Duke and NC State. He was invited to visit UNC this Saturday, but he won't be able to make the trip.
Beilinson starts on Panther Creek's basketball… He was born in West Lafayette, Ind. and moved around a lot before settling in Morrisville… He maintains a weighed 4.6 grade-point average… His older brother is currently enrolled at NC State.
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