February 25, 2020

Recruiting Explodes for Aaron Beasley

(Franklin, GA) — If you blinked last week you might have missed another college football scholarship offer for Heard County Brave safety and running back Aaron Beasley.

Junior Brave Aaron Beasley received several big-time scholarship offers last week (Photo: Chad Simmons/Rivals.com)

A dizzying week of football offers escalated quickly especially on Tuesday when the All-Region 5-AA Brave back received offers from five division one schools in just a matter of hours including Florida State, Tennessee, Duke, Troy, and Kentucky.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Beasley is nearing two dozen offers now, with one coming on Thursday from Auburn and another on Friday from Missouri of the SEC.

He received his first big time Power 5 offers from Ole Miss, West Virginia and Georgia Tech earlier this month.

The junior was a crucial piece on both sides of the ball during the Braves best ever semifinal run in Class AA last fall.

Offensively, he rushed for 1749 yards on 226 carries with 29 rushing TD’s and one receiving, but it seems to be his defensive prowess that is garnering the most attention from college recruiters and coaches. He accounted for 66 tackles including 33 solo efforts while intercepting three passes and recovering two fumbles — one of which he returned for a score.

Beasley is ranked the No. 434 overall prospect and No. 33 safety in the 247 Sports Composite and the No. 30 safety by Scout.com for the 2019 class. He is wasting no time in researching his offers and visited the Volunteer campus in Knoxville over the weekend.

Aaron says he first thought about playing college football when he realized just how good he was at the recreation department level as a 9-10 year old.

His stellar 2017 season also earned him the opportunity to compete with some of the top talent in the state at the 2017 Chick-fil-A Foundation Georgia Junior Bowl. He recorded three solo tackles and an assist for ‘Team Commitment’ including one tackle for a loss.

Beasley feels he learned a lot and made some lifelong friends at the all-star game held in Macon on December 30, 2017. He thinks his durability and versatility is a big asset in his recruitment to the next level and he hopes to make a decision sometime before or during his senior season with the Braves.

Brave junior defensive back Aaron Beasley competed in last year’s Junior Bowl in Macon (Photo: HCBravesFootball on Twitter)

Beasley has big aspirations both individually and as a team for the 2018 season which will see the Braves return nine starters on each side of the ball.

The junior thinks the Braves can not only win Region 5-AA again in 2018 but also feels they could be the first Brave team to ever win a state title.

Although his junior season was only his first with the Heard County program, the gifted athlete quickly bonded with his fellow teammates, coaches, and community.

“It’s been very welcoming here at Heard County. Ever since I got here the coaches made it feel like home and they’ve showed tons of love towards me and I know I can trust them,” says Beasley. “My teammates now are my brothers and I love them all. The Brave fans are very welcoming and have showed me a lot of love since day one.”

Beasley played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Bowdon, but Brave head coach Tim Barron says he has fit in well.

“He’s mixed in well. He’s a quiet kid. He’s not a loud, outspoken young man. He doesn’t talk a whole lot, but you can see from his interactions and smiling where you know he’s comfortable,” Barron said of Beasley prior to the semifinal clash with Hapeville. “Of course, I’m sure it was tough to leave a lot of good friends and good people in Bowdon. I know that was hard on him and he still stays in touch with those guys and they’re still important to him, but he’s fit in well with us.”

Beasley’s recruitment has only just begun to take off. College coaches and recruiters love his play-making ability and willingness to play physical.

He showed that physical style of play on several occasions last fall as well as a rare toughness — only leaving the Callaway game for a couple of minutes after busting his nose wide open — an injury that later required a hospital visit several stitches.

Beasley has lofty individual goals on both sides of the ball for his senior season — hoping to gain over 2000 yards rushing while recording at least five interceptions and 70 plus tackles on defense. He will be a huge key to the success of the Braves as they aim for another deep run in the postseason in 2018.

Currently a 3-star prospect, he is expected to see jumps in his standing as more and more teams, scouts, and recruiters are exposed to his talents.

Other offers on the table for Beasley include San Jose, Indiana State, UNC Charlotte, UAB, Georgia Southern, Connecticut, Tulane, and South Alabama. He will be attending several camps and making numerous official visits this year.

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