Beachum Talks Recruiting

Youngstown Cardinal Mooney junior Brandon Beachum helped lead the Cardinals to the Division IV state title with a 26-12 win over Jonathan Alder. Beachum, one of the top juniors in the state, rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown, and also had an interception in the win.

Brandon Beachum, 6-foot-1 and 217 pounds, has been drawing plenty of interest from college recruiters across the country. He talked about what offers he currently has.

"I have seven scholarship offers to date," said Beachum. "Nebraska, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Indiana, Pittsburgh and Miami of Ohio have all offered."

Beachum recently attended the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry game and talked about his game day experience.

"I knew it was going to be special from the moment we arrived in Columbus," said Beachum. "It was early in the morning and it was already crazy down there. The atmosphere outside the stadium was amazing. I got to walk to the stadium with the Ohio State players and I've never seen anything like that before. The game was awesome. It was a perfect football game really. I really like the Ohio State program a lot."

Beachum is also being recruited by Michigan, as well as many other Big Ten schools. He talked about how his recruiting was going so far.

"Michigan assistant Scott Loeffler visited our school last week," said Beachum. "He said he would be keeping in touch and would be back next spring. I'm also hearing from Penn State and Notre Dame. I feel blessed to be receiving this much attention."

Beachum has been invited to participate in the U.S. Army All-American combine, but was unsure if he would be attending.

"It's up in the air at this point," said Beachum. "I was there last year and it's a great event, but we'll just have to see what happens in the next week or so. Next summer I plan attending camps at Ohio State, Penn State and Notre Dame for sure. There will probably be a few more too."

With at least five D-I college recruits returning next season, Cardinal Mooney will once again be one of the better teams in Ohio. Brandon Beachum will be counted on heavily as the Cardinals look to defend their state championship.

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