Beachum Talks Buckeyes

Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney star Brandon Beachum was one of several recruits who attended Ohio State's spring game this past Saturday. Beachum has received numerous scholarship offers, but the Buckeyes are not one of them. Could that be changing in the near future? Scout.com has more on this top prospect.

The Ohio State spring game drew a record crowd of over 75,000 people Saturday. You can count Youngstown Cardinal Mooney's Brandon Beachum as one who was impressed by what he saw. Beachum was one of many recruits the Buckeyes entertained for the game.

"It was really great, everything I hoped it would be," Beachum began. "That was the fourth time I've been there and I've been impressed every time. To draw that many people for a spring game is pretty amazing. I thought the whole experience was pretty amazing. That would be a great atmosphere to play in. I hope I get the chance."

Beachum has received 22 offers to date, including LSU, Penn State and Oklahoma. The Buckeyes have not offered yet but have shown a lot of interest in this outstanding student and player. Beachum spoke with the Buckeye coaching staff both before and after the game.

"I was in the recruiting room before the game with all the recruits," he said. "Then after the game my dad and I went to the team picnic. We had a real nice time. I got a chance to speak with most of the coaches. Coach (Jim) Tressel and I got to talk a lot as well and that was cool."

Beachum talked about what he and the Buckeye head coach discussed during their time together.

"Coach Tressel basically asked me how I'm doing in school and what I'm doing to prepare for next season," Beachum explained. "He said they're definitely interested in me and for me to keep my head up and be patient. He said he'd be at my school this week and he asked me if I would be coming to camp. I told him I was planning to be there. Beachum was also able to speak with a few Buckeye commits during the visit.

"I talked with DeVoe Torrence," Beachum said. "He told me that he transferred to Massillon. I didn't know that. I also talked with Mike Adams. He asked me how recruiting has been going and asked if Ohio State had offered yet. They are both really good guys."

Beachum insisted he has no leader at this time and although he is planning on enrolling early in college, he is not in a hurry to make a decision.

"I don't have any leader at all," Beachum insisted. "I'm just enjoying the whole recruiting process. I know I'm blessed to have all the offers I have."

Beachum, who stars on both sides of the football for Cardinal Mooney, will be a huge asset for whichever school is fortunate enough to land his services. Beachum fits the true definition of the term student-athlete and is a player we will continue to follow at Scout.com.


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