May 16, 2013
Michigan DL stock is rising
The spring evaluation period is often a time when high school prospects see the fruits of their labor pay off. College coaches stop by the school, evaluate players and often extend scholarships or invite to camp. That is exactly what is happen with David Beedle of Clarkston High School and Michigan State is one of the schools involved.
One of the in-state players that is receiving plenty of attention the last few weeks is Beedle. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound prospect has seen a steady stream of college coaches come into Clarkston High. We spoke with him about his recruitment and how things are going so far.
"It is going well, Beedle said. "I have offers from Cincinnati, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Ball State, Miami of Ohio, Kent State and Ohio. I am starting to hear a lot from Michigan State too."
What type of contact have you had with the Spartans?
"The defensive line coach is coming into my school tomorrow," Beedle stated. "Coach Salem is the recruiter for my area and I talk to him a lot. He said Coach Dantonio really likes my film and just wants to see me in person and all that before they offer. I am going to there for camp."
One of the reasons why Beedle sis seeing his stock rise is that he has steadily added quality size over the past 12 months. A year ago he was 6-foot-4, 250-pound and now he measured in officially at the MichiganPreps.com Combine at 6-foot-5.5, 278-pounds. He also has improved his strength and speed over that same time period.
Beedle has attended several regional camps this spring and received favorable feedback from the analyst there. Midwest Recruiting Analyst Josh Helmholdt singled out Beedle as a top performer at the Midwest Elite Big Man Camp back in February. In April Beedle traveled down to Cincinnati to participate t in the Rivals Camp Series and was once again a cited for his strong performance. Helmholdt had the following to say about Beedle
"Beedle shows excellent explosion and is strong at the point of attack."
If Beedle receives an offer from the Spartans there is a good chance he could become a member of the Green and White. Clarkston High School is looking to make a run at the Division 1 State Championship this game this fall. Last year they fell to Rockford High School in the Regional Finals. Making a pre-season decision will allow Beedle to focus on helping his team get to Ford Field.
SpartanMag.com will be sure to keep an eye out for Beedle at the Spartan Camp in June. It would not be a surprise if he picks up a few additional offers between now and then. In addition to Beedle the Spartans are also evaluating fellow Clarkston products Tim Cason and
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