January 22, 2008

Beall talks TCU visit

Tatum, Texas prospect Bryce Beall doesn't have to worry whether or not he will have the chance to play Division 1 football. The only worry, if you want to call it that, is what side of the ball the talented gamebreaker will line up on.

In 2006 Tatum had a certain running back named Lennon Creer who was making headlines and leading the Eagles to a state title. Beall stepped up for Tatum in 2007 leading them to the state championship game by rushing for 2,264 yards and 21 scores. In contrast, on defense he has accounted for nearly 300 tackles the last two seasons from his safety position.

For his efforts Beall was named district MVP, 1st team all-state class 2A, and was a nominee for the Old Spice National Player of the Year Award.

The 6-foot, 200-pounder currently holds offers from the likes of Colorado State, Missouri, Kansas, Kansas State, Stephen F. Austin, and Central Arkansas. Others such as Houston and TCU are close to extending offers.

Beall was in Ft. Worth last weekend to visit TCU and came away highly impressed with what the Frogs had to offer.

"It was real nice," Beall said of his visit. "All the players and coaches were cool, we all got along with each other. The highlight of the trip was seeing the academic center and the counseling center. Stephen Hodge was my host, I've known him for a long time. He is probably one of the funniest people I have ever met in my life. I'd give the visit an 8 on a scale from 1-to-10. They might offer, they said I should know something by the middle of the week."

Add TCU to the list of schools that would like to see Beall as a safety. But at the same time they also see him for the talent he has running the ball.

"They want me as a strong safety," he said. "But they are looking at my film and evaluating me for both safety and running back. I'd prefer to play running back."

So where does TCU stand after the visit?

"My top three are TCU, Houston, and SFA," he said. "If TCU offers they will be leading for sure."

Beall plans on visiting Houston this weekend and plans to make a decision after his visit.


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