Joe Bean May Be A Hidden Gem

It does not happen very often but every once in awhile there is a player out there that is off the grid for some reason. Let us introduce you to Joe Bean of Hooker, Okla. Bean is from out in the panhandle of Oklahoma, and he is one heckuva a player.

The 6-1, 195-pound Bean plays both ways, and if you Google him up to check out his highlight tape you will find a man playing among boys. You will also find a player that plays with great enthusiasm and loves playing the game.

"Yes sir, I do," said Bean. "I love playing football. I play it all too, basketball and run track. Those are my primary sports."

Bean admitted that not many college coaches get out to Hooker.

"I do have three offers, three Division I offers," he said. "San Diego State, Wyoming, and New Mexico, and I went to the Oklahoma State camp so they could see me.

"I will play wherever they need me to play. I like defense and I can play cornerback and they said they are looking for some corners. I just love the college atmosphere in Stillwater, love the school, and the people."

At the Oklahoma State camp on Saturday, Bean ran a 4.48 in the forty and looked good in drills. His highlight tape shows why he passed for 1,797 yards, rushed for 1,281 yards and 10 touchdowns. You also see confirmation of the ability to make 117 tackles with two sacks and two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown.

He said he has one more camp to go to this summer and that would be at Texas Tech.

He is also a good student with a 3.11 GPA and he has a qualifying score on the ACT sliding scale with his GPA as he had a 17 on his first try.

"I want to study nutrition and secondary education," said Bean when asked about what he was looking for in college. "I want to give back and be a coach."

Hooker might need to become a regular recruiting destination in May especially if there are any more younger Joe Bean types out in the panhandle.

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