Recruiting Profile: Chase Beeler

Jenks offensive lineman Chase Beeler (6-3 1/2, 275 pounds) was an All-State selection last season by The Daily Oklahoman and also an All-Metro selection by The Tulsa World. Beeler will finish as a rare three-year starter in the powerhouse Jenks program. He is a dominating run blocker, but also has good feet and good technique in his pass blocking skills despite not getting nearly as much opportunity to show them off.

"I'm really grateful to the devotion of my coaches to help me develop," said Beeler when asked what has made him an outstanding player. "We get up at five a.m. in the summer and work in the weight room and on technique and then by seven a.m. we are on the track working on our speed. A lot of work goes into it."

Beeler is an outstanding student as well. When asked about schools and what he will look at in making a college decision he talks academics first.

"I'm looking at the education aspect of it most closely," said the senior to be. "I was really excited when I got a letter from Stanford and I'm looking forward to going out there and checking it out."

However, when asked again about schools he is interested in he let the academic guard down and talked about schools that are close, and close to his heart.

"With my family's tradition of not only going to OU but being OU fans, Oklahoma is definitely in there, but I was in Stillwater (Sunday) and they really have a strong program going and academically they are very strong. I will look at both those schools," he said. "LSU has contacted me and I have some interest there and then with the weather conditions down in Florida you have to look at Florida and Miami."

Beeler added that he is looking forward to being a leader at Jenks this season as the Trojans have had a lot of turnover from last season.

"It kind of reminds me of my sophomore season when a lot of people said it was a rebuilding year and we went out and won the state championship," said Beeler of the 2005 Trojans. "We have a lot of talented young players and guys that have been waiting for their opportunity to carry on the tradition. I'm looking forward to being a leader for those guys."

Just judging from his attitude, and reading some between the lines, Beeler probablyh won't be an early commitment, unless it's to OU because the family ties are too tough to fight off. He is sincere about the academics and wherever he goes will have to show him a plan for graduation in a major he's interested in. He'll project as a center or guard prospect and should be a good one. There is no doubt that he will get plenty of experience as his season is likely to go 14 games deep much as it did the past two seasons.

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