June 19, 2013

Beedle receives Spartan scholarship

Earlier today Clarkston defensive tackle David Beedle traveled to Michigan State University to meet with Head Coach Mark Dantonio and the staff. While on campus the 6-foot-5, 285-pound prospect received some good news. SpartanMag.com has the details.

Fresh off strong performance at the Michigan State Big Man and Sound Mind Sound Body Camps, Beedle made the trip to East Lansing. While on campus he was offered a scholarship by Head Coach Mark Dantonio. Beedle informed us via text.

"Michigan State offered!"

The offer from the Spartans joins over a dozen other programs that have offered him a scholarship including BCS programs Illinois and Cincinnati.

When we asked him if a commitment could be forthcoming, Beedle replied:

"Not yet, but it could come shortly."

Beedle went on to tell us that Coach Dantonio informed him to talk things over with his family and sleep on things as he understands it is a big decision.

This approach has been criticized by some who want the Spartan staff to "lock kids up" while on campus. However, their is a reason why under Coach Dantonio the Spartans have had fewer de-commits than some teams have in a single season. The verbal commitment is seen as lasting bond between the school and the recruit.

As far as his thoughts about Michigan State University and receiving a scholarship, Beedle went into more detail.

"It means a ton. I have always looked up to State when I was growing up and looked at them as a dream school and I have made it a reality. Michigan State's football program has a great winning reputation and they play some major competition. I love the coaching staff and everything about it."

As far as when he could make an official decision that could come at any time. If Beedle does become a Spartan he will join an already impressive class which includes 4-star defensive lineman Enoch Smith Jr of Chicago.

SpartanMag.com recently released our post-camp rankings for players in Michigan for the class of 2014 and Beedle checks in at #10. Rivals.com currently rates him as a 3-star recruit. Rivals.com Midwest Recruiting Analyst had the following to say about Beedle following his performance at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp last week.

"Beedle's stock has been on the rise for the past several months, and it should continue to climb after his showing at Sound Mind, Sound Body. At 6-foot-5 and 278 pounds, he could play a 5-technique or 3-technique role in college, and that versatility makes him more attractive. Beedle could not be handled at SMSB, beating offensive linemen with his speed and power."

Helmholdt rated Beedle as the #2 prospect in attendance at the event which featured approximately 800 participants.

Stay tuned to SpartanMag.com as we follow the recruitment of Beedle and all of the top recruiting targets on the board for Michigan State University.

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