Beall Has His Final Four

With the last of his four favorites offering him a scholarship, The big offensive lineman from Washington, David Beall, says he'll pick from those four Pac-10 schools...

David Beall, 6-5, 290, Vancouver (Wash.) Mountain View, was just offered a scholarship by UCLA on Monday night.

"Coach Weber, UCLA's line coach, called. He said that UCLA will be trying to get me pretty hard and that they really like me."

Beall said, though, that Stanford and Washington are still his co-favorites. "I really haven't had time to think about UCLA offering me, whether that would change anything. I'll have to see how the recruiting goes."

Beall said he's also considering Oregon State, and that he could safely say that the school he picks will be among those four. All four now have offered him a scholarship. He had previously sent in his Stanford application and Stanford accepted him academically and offered him.

Beall hasn't firmed up plans for any official visits yet but has talked to the coaches and has a rough idea. "I'll go to Udub and UCLA in early December. I'll probably visit Stanford in January. I haven't had a chance to talk to Oregon State."

Is he getting pressure to stay close to home and go to Washington? "Not really so much from my family but from my friends and coaches," he said. "But I'll have to do what's right for me."

Beall said he'll take his time and probably not commit until close to signing day in February.

Carrying a 3.88 GPA and scoring a 1270 on his SAT, it's no surprise that academics are a top priority for Beall when considering schools. "Definitely academics are the most important. I want to major in electrical engineering. But then, of course, the quality of the football program, and working with coaches I really enjoy is important."

The big OL said he's fine with not getting immediate playing time. "I expect to redshirt actually," he said. "And the depth chart doesn't really matter. I'm choosing a school for the school, not for the playing time."

Different schools are recruiting Beall for different positions. UCLA is recruiting him as a guard, Oregon State and Washington as a tackle, and Stanford hasn't specified yet. "I play tackle, guard and center on my team and it doesn't matter that much to me," he said.


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