A Southern Guy

With 11 scholarship offers on his table, junior defensive end Max Beaulieu has started to narrow down his list. Although he has a top five, Beaulieu is keeping an open mind to all of his schools, including an early offer from Wisconsin.

MADISON – Junior defensive end Max Beaulieu has been taking offers in from all over the nation. Beaulieu is hearing all offers and wants to make sure the school he chooses will be best fit.

"Right now I have received offers from Wake Forest, Arkansas, Tennessee, Purdue, Colorado State, Syracuse, Buffalo, Tulane, South Carolina, Marshall and Wisconsin," Beaulieu told Badger Nation.

Despite suffering a torn labrum that ended his season, Beaulieu – rated as a three-star athlete and the 93rd defensive end in the country by Scout.com – was still able to register 30 tackles, five sacks and one fumble caused for the University School of Nova Sout (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). After a summer of rehab, Beaulieu says he is 100 percent now and ready for senior year.

"I'm doing two-a-day workouts and have been focusing on improving my pass rush ability along with overall speed and technique," said Beaulieu.

Beaulieu (6-foot-3, 240 pounds) favors Wake Forest, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas, but is keeping an open mind because of all the different offers that he has received. Beaulieu feels his love for the game and being a student of the game are the attributes needed to excel at the next level.

Beaulieu's only scheduled official visit is to Purdue next month. Purdue and Wake Forest are more favorable towards him as they have said that they are a top priority and top recruit that they want to attain.

"They send lots of emails and are always want me call them," Beaulieu said. "I have a great relationship with the coaches."

In regards to the Badgers, Beaulieu admits he's not favoring them, but has viable reasons as to why.

"I think they are a very nice team but I don't know specific details about them," Beaulieu said. "I'm more of a southern guy and so southern schools are who I pay attention to more. I plan to do research on them and see if the school fits me and if it does I will schedule a visit."

Beaulieu's plan for the near future is his two-a-day workouts for the next two weeks before the season starts. Beaulieu is unsure whether he will make his decision on his commitment as soon as the season is over or a month or two from season end. Beaulieu's decision will come down to which school is his best fit.


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