LB to Visit USF, Impressed by Win

After watching the Bulls shock Auburn, this NC State commit says he plans to visit Tampa in the fall on an official visit. Read on to find out what impression the win made on him, why he knew USF would win and if his commitment to the Wolfpack is still solid. Only on!

One win can change everything. That is what South Florida is hoping in the case of outside linebacker William Beasley. The 6-foot-2, 240 pound LB from Milton FL, has been having a breakout year. In two games this season Beasley has 28 tackles, 4 for loss, 2 sacks, INT and a forced fumble.

"We have two wins and I've been playing pretty good. There are some things I can improve on and I'm working on it. Overall things are going good though."

The Bulls were recruiting Beasley during the spring, but after a visit to NC State he decided to commit to the Wolfpack in June.

"USF never really stopped recruiting me. I got letters from them and now that the coaches are allowed to call once a week I've had a chance to talk with Coach Canales. He called me last week and I'm sure I'll talk to him tomorrow or the next day."

This past Saturday Beasley had a chance to watch USF play on national TV and defeat Auburn.

"I was rooting for them!" Adding, "To be honest, I thought they could win. I knew they had what it takes to beat Auburn and I was excited to see them do it."

Beasley says that he focused on the Bulls linebacking core, but credits the "team mentality" for the win.

"They really played as a team and that's why they were able to go in there and get the win. No one player did it alone."

This fall William says he will take four maybe five visits. The likely destinations are USF, UCF, Maryland, NC State and possibly Alabama. Does that mean he is opening his recruitment back up?

"There's always a chance things can change. I committed in the summer to get it out of the way and to be able to focus on the upcoming season. I'm going to take my visits and see what happens."

A lot can happen between now and signing day, stick with USFNation as we follow this 3 star linebacker through the fall and up to signing day. We will have an update once a visit is scheduled.

My Take:
William Beasley may end up staying at NC State if it is the best situation for him. Since day one he told me that's what his decision was going to be based on. However, I don't consider his commitment to NC State to mean much at this point. I think when he comes to visit USF there is a good chance he could change his mind. He was genuinely excited about the win and talked about the Bulls like a fan watching his favorite team. Committing early is an upward trend in prep football and with that comes more decommits. This has all the signs of a change-of-heart.

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