Intro 2012: CB Brandon Beaver

UCLA is already on the Scout 2012 watch list cornerback from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez, Brandon Beaver, giving him one of his five early verbal offers...

Compton (Calif.) Dominguez cornerback Brandon Beaver figures to be one of the top cover corners in the West in the class of 2012.

Five schools already agree, having verbally offered the Scout 2012 Watch Lister.

"I've been offered by SMU, Fresno State, New Mexico State, New Mexico and UCLA was my first offer," said Beaver.

The 6-1, 182-pound Beaver is hoping things are just getting started.

"My coaches said it will probably be crazy around here in the spring, with more coaches coming by," said Beaver.

In addition to the five offers, Arizona State, Arizona, Washington and Oregon have been showing early interest.

A fan of the two Los Angeles schools growing up, Beavers early top five is exclusively Pac-10 schools.

"My top five right now is UCLA, Arizona State, Washington, Oregon and Arizona," said Beaver. "But I'm going to go through the whole process and take all of my visits. I want to wait it out."

Beaver said a former Dominguez defensive back, now starting in the Pac-10, is who models his game after.

"I'm a lot like Aaron Hester (now at UCLA)," said Beaver. "I want to be that longer, bigger corner, than a safety."

The Bruins, Beaver said, are recruiting him the hardest, and he attended three UCLA games this past season.

"My family would like me to stay in L.A.," said Beaver.

Beaver also plays basketball for the Dons, but is having to miss this season, after suffering a broken wrist.

"I'm out for three more months, but I should be ready when the camps start and when spring ball starts," said Beaver.

He plans to attend numerous camps and combines in the spring, and he attended Arizona's camp last summer.

Academically, he has a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT in the spring.

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