Beall is for real

When we spoke with Mountain View High School's David Beall yesterday, he sounded somewhat relieved. He and his teammates have just completed two a days down in Vancouver, Washington.

"It was real hot out there," said the 6-6 295-pound two-way lineman. Beall expects to play offensive line in college but is enjoying the prospect of playing two-platoon style this season for Coach Mark Woodward.

"I think that we will be very good if we don't experience a lot of injuries. Our first teams are tough but we lack quality depth", said Beall.

He is taking on a bigger role this season, as it will be his last one in high school. That will make this season a bit different for him than prior years. ‘I will definitely be a leader on both sides of the ball this year. I am really taking a liking to the defensive side of the ball", said Beall, who has not played defense up to now.

Beall says that he's being recruited primarily for the offensive tackle position, a good fit considering his height and long arms. Tackles need quick feet and decent wingspan in order to engage onrushing defensive ends and linebackers from the edges of the formation.

Beall is one of this state' more high profile prospects and is being recruiting nationally. The entire Pac-10 has been checking in, as has Penn State, Notre Dame, Clemson, Auburn, Northwestern as well as most of the Ivy league.

The Beall family took an unofficial visit to Palo Alto to check out the Stanford Cardinal atmosphere and campus. It was to their liking.

"Stanford was great. We really enjoyed it down there," said David. He adds that he is not exactly setting a timeline as to when he plans on committing, and also has not decided where he will take his five trips yet.

Two schools are going to definitely get a visit from the Bealls, however.

"Stanford and the UW are a lock, after that I really have not decided anything as far as an official visit."

Look forward to the heat being turned up tomorrow (September 1st) when coaches can begin to start contacting Southwest Washington's top gun.

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