JC Spotlight: RVC RB Jarrett Beavers

Every year, players that get passed over during the "traditonal recruiting season" that ends the first Wednesday in February, begin to garner interest from four-year schools looking to fill depth holes in their programs. One such player who is likely to get some looks is Rock Valley College RB Jarrett Beavers (5-11, 190) who will graduate this summer.

"I still have a class to make up so I won't finish up until this summer," Beavers told JCFootball.com. "I didn't qualify out of high school so I ended up here at Rock and it's worked out pretty good for me."

After a stellar prep career in Michigan, Beavers mustered up a solid freshman total of 800 yards and nine touchdowns in 2005. He also received all-conference honors for his work.

"We had a good line and that gave me the opportunity to do pretty well," Beavers said. "This past year I only got 450 yards and five touchdowns. Most of our line was really young and we got behind a lot so we had to throw it more.

"That was kind of frustrating, but we won more than we lost so it was a positive I guess."

Beavers said he worked on his strength and speed over the offseason and that helped him this season.

"I got my speed work in and my strength was a lot better," Beavers said. "I run a 4.5 and I bench press 225 12 times right now, but usually that's a little higher. I'm still trying to get my strength back after the season."

On the recruiting front, Beavers has an offer from Eastern Michigan, but he's hoping to get some more looks after spring practices.

He plans to major in Business wherever he ends up and he'll have three years to play two starting this fall.

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