NY Lineman High on PSU

Because of his incredible size and strength, Josh Beekman has a growing list of offers that includes many of the top college programs in the nation. The senior from Amsterdam High School in Amsterdam, NY is 6'3", 320 pounds and can bench press an astounding 430 pounds.


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He is being recruited to play OG/C. He listed his offers in the following order: Michigan, Michigan State (1st to offer), Notre Dame, Toledo, Syracuse, Rutgers, West Virginia (most recent offer), Penn State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Miami and Florida.

"They're still coming in," Josh said.  "A lot of college coaches are still calling.  I'm just hearing what they have to say and giving them the benefit of the doubt."

Josh claims to not have any favorites, but he did list Penn State among a few teams that stand out right now.

He's taken unofficial visits to Penn State for the Junior Day on July 28 and the Miami game.

He's also taken unofficial visits to Syracuse, Boston College, Notre Dame and many of the other schools interested in him.  He attended football camps this summer at Michigan State, where he was ran the 40-yard dash in 5.3 seconds, and Boston College.

Josh says that distance will not play a major part in him making his decision.  His states that his decision will be "more of a feeling".  He currently plans to major in history.

He plans on taking all of his 5 official visits both during and after his season.

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