February 4, 2008
WF Rider junior hearing a lot from A&M
Wichita Falls Rider quarterback Shavodrick Beaver rarely played more than two quarters in any game of the 2007 season. After all, there usually wasn't much reason for Rider coach Scott Ponder to keep his starters on the field when he had a three or four touchdown lead by halftime.
Even so, Beaver still managed to complete 61.3-percent of his passes for 31 touchdowns and manage over 3,000 yards in total offense in leading Rider to a state semifinal berth.
Prior to last season, Beaver had played wide receiver for most of his career and at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds with 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash he certainly has the athleticism to excel at the position.
However, Beaver wants a shot at quarterback at the next level and early on one school seems prepared to give him that opportunity.
Beaver is gaining heavy interest from Texas A&M, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia, TCU and Troy.
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