Four-star standout Marquez Beason, one of the top athletes in the country in the class of 2019, made some big news earlier this week when he released a list of his top four schools.
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“I just felt it was time to narrow my list down and so I could focus on these four schools,” Beason told GN. “These four schools separated themselves from the rest because of their family atmosphere, the great coaches and the great traditions of every one of these programs.”
Beason (5 feet 11, 173 pounds), from Dallas Bishop Dunne, is one of the top five athlete prospects in the 2019 class and a top-60 recruit overall.
LSU and Texas A&M were among those that made the cut. Why LSU?
“Coach (Ed) Orgeron is a great coach,” Beason said. “He loves his players and he is a player’s coach. The coaching staff there has also produced great talent into the NFL.”
What about Texas A&M?
“Coach (Jimbo) Fisher is a great coach, a great leader and he is well respected by his coaching staff,” Beason said. “The A&M staff has also produced great players in the NFL.”
Whichever program Beason chooses will be getting a confident player.
“I’m a unique football player because I can do everything on the field,” Beason said. “I can play running back, wide receiver, cornerback, safety. I can do anything the coaches need me to.
“I’m fast, aggressive and I love to make plays. I consider myself to be a big-time player.”
What position does Beason want to play in college?
“I’m going to be a defensive back, but every school I’ve talked to in my top four said I could play both sides of the ball,” he said.
As you would expect, a talent like Beason has a busy travel schedule.
“I’m going to Illinois on April 6, Texas A&M on April 13 and LSU on April 20,” he said.
Beason did leave the door open slightly for other programs.
“You never know what is going to happen and all options are still open, but as of now, I’m focusing on those four schools,” he said.
Don’t expect a decision soon.
“I’m going to play it out and see where the chips fall because you never know what may happen,” Beason said. “I’m going to take my time with it.”
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