It is still early for 2014 cornerback Malik Beachum from American Canyon, Calif., but after his visit to Oregon this past weekend the Ducks are serious contenders if they happen to offer.
Beachum, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect, went to the Oregon-Fresno State game with teammate and Oregon commit Chris Seisay and they had an outstanding time.
The junior standout was especially impressed with the noise level inside Autzen Stadium even when the Ducks opened up a big lead.
"We got there a little bit later than we planned because there was so much traffic going into the game," Beachum said. "I got my ticket and then they went to the locker room because they were on their official and we stayed on the field and talked to some other people.
"Oregon came out and I talked to (Jim) Fisher and then Seisay, his parents and I went to our seats and watched the game from the front row. It was a really good experience and I liked it a lot.
"It has to be the loudest stadium in the country. They have a really good fan base and it was really loud all game."
No offers have come in yet for Beachum, who also plays wide receiver, but the 2014 prospect said Oregon, Boise State, Utah, Arizona, Cal, Fresno State, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic and UMass have reached out so far.
Beachum said since his recruitment is just getting started that he's going to look at all the programs recruiting him but Oregon highly impressed him and he hopes the Ducks keep recruiting him.
"I'm going to keep my options open but I like Oregon and Boise a lot," Beachum said. "I really like Oregon a lot after going up there."