Neal Visits Compton, Dominguez Duo

With May finally here, the Oregon coaches are hitting the pavement and making visits to prospective recruits across the country. Recently, eDuck caught up with Compton (CA) Dominguez four-star defensive back Brandon Beaver to see who was in town Monday to visit him and teammate, Alphonso Marsh.

After a memorable visit to Washington this past weekend -- one that Compton (CA) Dominguez four-star cornerback Brandon Beaver said "felt like home" -- Beaver returned home Sunday and was visited by Oregon defensive backs coach John Neal at Beaver's school the following day. Though he holds offers from 11 schools and maintains that he his open to any and all suitors, Beaver admits that after visiting with Neal on Monday, the Duck assistant has left quite the impression on him.

"It's real cool, man," said Beaver of Neal. "Like, I learned so much from him in that 20 minute span...I can't imagine how much better I would be with a whole spring of teaching from him."

During the visit, Beaver said that in addition to learning how Neal recruits and getting to know him a little more as a person, he (Neal) was also willing to impart football knowledge and provide advice to both Beaver and fellow friend and teammate, Alphonso Marsh, on how to improve themselves as players.

According to Beaver, Neal advised Beaver and Marsh to "use our size and length when we play bump and run and to keep our feet moving," adding that Neal "was telling us how to stay low coming out of breaks."

While Neal withheld from officially offering him or Marsh, Beaver believes that one could come as soon as next week, after coach Neal finishes making his recruiting rounds visiting other prospects in other states.

Stay with for the latest news and information on Beaver and the rest of the 2012 recruiting class.

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