Junior to Watch: Jesse Becker
School: Westport (Ct.) Staples
Size and speed: Becker stands 6-foot and weighs 235 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds.
Statistics: As a junior, Becker ran for 600 yards and five touchdowns. He played only half the season due to a torn ACL.
Honors: Second team all-conference.
Favorite Schools: Wisconsin, Maryland, UConn, Boston College.
Skinny: The jury is still out on Becker since he only appeared in half of his 2001 games due to a torn ACL. Rehabilitation is proceeding ahead of schedule, and he plans to be in top shape in the fall.
Becker is a strong kid who prefers to run over his opponents than around them. Besides rehabilitating, he is using the off-season to build strength, and he hopes to impress college scouts with his aggressiveness and hard-nosed play in September.