Beasley: I feel good about it.
Inside Texas: Why Texas?
Beasley: The coaches are tremendous. Ive really fallen in love with the coaching staff. I have a chance to play real soon. They havent recruited a cornerback in something like two to three years now. Theyre talking about I could play some I guess.
Inside Texas: What schools did you pick Texas over?
Beasley: Texas A&M basically. That was really like the other school I would go to, because its just me and my mom, so I wanted to be close and be able to get down to Orange whenever I need to.
Inside Texas: Are schools still recruiting you?
Beasley: Oh yeah. Everybodys been calling, Miami, Oklahoma State, LSU. All the schools in the Big 12 and the Big Ten.
Inside Texas: Of those schools, which one is making the biggest push?
Inside Texas: What are the Miami coaches telling you?
Beasley: I talk to Coach Cristobal. Hes trying to get me to come in for their camp this summer and maybe for a visit in September, but I dont know if thats going to happen or not. I would love for it to happen, but you know how Texas coaches are once you commit I dont know, but Im not changing my mind about going to Texas.
Inside Texas: So you want to take a visit to Miami just to go?
[Editor's note: See this follow-up report on Beasley's interest in Miami, and Miami's interst in Beasley: Miami Making A Move On Beasley.]
Inside Texas: What were your statistics last season?
Beasley: I had 32 catches for 881 yards and like 20 rushes for like 600 and some yards. I didnt really play on the defensive side of the ball last year, but my sophomore year I played cornerback and had six interceptions. I had a punt return average this year of like 31 yards or something like that.
Inside Texas: Who are you comparable to as a football player?
Beasley: On the receiver part of it, Roscoe Parish of Miami. Next year, Ill be playing quarterback at my high school. I try to be the best I can. As elusive and quick as I am, Im like Michael Vick as a quarterback. Playing defensive back, I try to be like my high school role model Kevin Smith.
Inside Texas: What are your thoughts on playing quarterback next season?
Beasley: Man, I dont know. Ive just got to do whatever it takes to win a state championship. It dont matter to me. When Im on the field, Im having fun. Thats when Im playing my best.
Inside Texas: What position do you anticipate playing in college?
Beasley: Probably cornerback or receiver. I dont know. Wherever Im going to help Texas at the time is where Im going to be playing at.
Inside Texas: What are your strengths as a football player?
Beasley: My quickness and my ability to get off the line as a receiver. As a defensive back, Im physical and I have makeup speed. I have great hands. Most defensive backs play defensive back because they dont have hands, but I have the advantage of having great hands also.
Inside Texas: In what areas do you need improvement?
Beasley: Probably reading the defense.
Inside Texas: What are your plans for the summer?
Beasley: I plan to attend a couple of one-day camps and work out.
Inside Texas: Which camps?
Beasley: Im going to Texas on June 5th and wherever else my coaches want to take the other players, I guess Ill just go with them.
Inside Texas: Besides taking an official visit to Texas, will you take any other official visits this fall?
Beasley: I dont know. My decision hasnt really come to me. Most likely, Ill take my visits. Itll probably be the best thing to do.
Inside Texas: What schools could get official visits?
Beasley: Im trying to take a trip to Miami. Im going to take a trip to Texas Tech. Im going to take a trip to Texas of course. Im also going to try and go to LSU.
Inside Texas: What is your qualifying status?
Beasley: My GPA is a 3.4. I took the ACT and had a good score. Im taking the SAT on June 4. Thats the day before I go to UT.
Inside Texas: Do you anticipate being a full qualifier?
Beasley: For sure.
Inside Texas: What Texas coaches do you talk to?
Beasley: I talk to Coach Giles and Coach Akina. Coach Giles came down to the school twice. He came down last weekend for a 7-on-7 tournament. Coach Brown e-mails me quite often. Other then that, I have a real good relationship with all the coaches really.