July 10, 2007

McCollum uses old connection to land Beasley

North Carolina State linebackers coach Andy McCollum is no stranger to Milton (Fla.) High School.

McCollum, who previously was the coach at Middle Tennessee State, has recruited Milton players in the past, including current Blue Raiders' safety Damon Nickson.

McCollum's connection is what helped the Wolfpack land linebacker William Beasley two weeks ago for the Wolfpack's eighth verbal commitment.

"I knew coach Mac when he was at Middle Tennessee State because he has a prior player of mine," Milton coach Mike McMillion said. "Damon Nickson is a senior there and has had a great career.

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