Beck makes the switch

One of the more talented athletes in the Arizona JC ranks is Glendale WR Myron Beck (6-0, 205) who's built like a running back and who redshirted as a safety for Eastern Arizona last year. He's ready for a breakout season for the Gauchos, but at receiver this time, and he'll have three years to play two following the 2007 season.

"I had fun at Eastern Arizona, but I wanted to play receiver," Beck told JCFootball.com recently. "They had me at safety and it was cool, but I feel like my best position is receiver because I can make plays when I get the ball in my hands with the ‘yards after catch'.

"I'm also a really good blocker and I can be really physical with the DBs."

Beck graduated from Ingraham High School in north Seattle in 2006 and, partially because of his grades, he didn't get much attention from four-year schools.

After he spent the season learning how to play safety at Eastern Arizona, he contacted the Glendale coaching staff and sent them his film.

"I called the coaches about my film and they said I could fit in well with their system and their team at either receiver or safety," Beck said. "That was pretty cool because I really wanted to show them what I could do at receiver and if they were open to me playing there, that's where I wanted to be."

On the recruiting front Beck isn't hearing from many schools right now, although some of the regional schools that recruited him in high school have kept in touch.

"Washington, Washington State and Oregon State all have sent me stuff so far," Beck said. "They recruited me before and they said they will be watching me this fall to see how I do at wideout."

Even though Beck hasn't seen a ton of interest so far, he knows what he'll be looking for in the school he eventually ends up at.

"I want to look at the offense and see how the coaches are and what sort of offense they run," Beck said. "A lot of where I end up depends on how I do this year and what schools see in me.

Beck hopes to graduate in December with three years to play three, but said there is a chance, depending on if he gets an offer he likes, that he could return to Eastern Arizona for the 2008 season.

We'll have more from Beck later as we track his progress this fall.

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