May 2, 2006

In-state linebacker picks up first offer

Montgomery (Ala.) Jeff Davis linebacker Jonathan Beasley picked up his first offer last week and it came from a school that has a lot of experience raiding the state of Alabama for top players.

"Southern Miss offered me last Friday," said Beasley. "It felt good to get that first offer. It felt like I had accomplished a lot. I talked to one of their coaches and he told me some good things about their program and wants to get me down to one of their camps so they can get to know me better."

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Beasley is also hearing from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Louisville, Oregon, LSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Clemson and Illinois.

Beasley visited Alabama once and Auburn twice this spring.

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