Beall's team still alive

Vancouver's Mountain View High upset Wilson of Tacoma Saturday night 10-7 placing David Beall and crew in the states' final four at the 4A level. Beall, of course, is the 6-6 300-pound lineman that the Huskies are recruiting.

"This is a first for Mt. View", explained Beall after his game Friday.

Not much has changed on the recruiting front for David, arguably the state's top lineman. Although Stanford is his clear leader thus far, he is comfortable placing Washington a solid second.

"Yes, the UW is a solid second right now," said Beall, who was in attendance for the Apple Cup game on Saturday where the Huskies defeated the Cougars 26-14 in front of a large, loud, and appreciative crowd. He had a smile on his face as he headed up the tunnel after the Huskies had run up to their locker room following the game.

Beall appears to be getting a lot of love from his four top schools, Stanford, Washington, Oregon State, and UCLA. "All four schools that I am traveling to seem to be providing equal attention right now. I am hearing from coaches MacDonnell and Willingham from Stanford, coaches Hart and Neuheisel from UW, coach Webber from UCLA and coach Smith from OSU."

David's biggest challenges are definitely coming on the gridiron this year, as he is breezing through his academic requirements, carrying a 3.9 grade point average. "School is going fine, though it's boring. It's not much of a challenge anymore like it used to be," said Beall, who hopes to major in Engineering.

Beall has already been accepted to Stanford academically, but reiterated that he would not make a decision until after taking all four of his trips. Top Stories