Jonathan Beason of Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade is one of the top players in the Sunshine State and the safety/linebacker has now narrowed his choices down to a final five. Beason has also scheduled his first official visit.
"I've been getting a lot of calls like from Tennessee and Florida," Beason said. "Florida State and Georgia came down for the first game on Friday. They flew down and watched me play."
Chaminade opened the season with Jacksonville-Bolles last week.
"We won in triple overtime," Beason said. "I did all right at times but I didn't play as good as I wanted to. I think I played pretty good considering it was the first game."
Beason said he was now up to 21 scholarship offers and it's hard to keep track of everyone who has offered. He has narrowed his list down a bit and thinks he is pretty sure of where he will take his five official visits.
"I talked to Florida State and Georgia about visits," Beason said. "I think my five official visits are going to be Miami, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, and Georgia. Georgia, I believe we said December 13th, that Friday. However it could be the state title game and we could be playing in that. If we are I think we said January 10th."
Jonathan has previously said Miami and Florida State were his two favorite schools but he's sort of backed off from that statement.
"Right now I have my favorites but all for the wrong reasons," Beason explained. "Like they won the national championship or I always wanted to go here, that kind of stuff. I'm now pretty open to everybody. I know there's a lot more to it than just playing football."
Beason could end up at strong safety or outside linebacker in college. He said Miami likes him at outside linebacker and the other schools in his top five are recruiting him to play safety. Beason said he attended Miami's season opener against Florida A&M and is next going to Tallahassee for a game.
"Not this weekend but the next I'm going to the Florida State-Duke game," Beason said. "I'll probably go to the Miami-Florida State game down here. I'll definitely want to go to that."
Next up for Beason and Chaminade is Venice High School.
"I think they come in ranked seventh in the state overall so they're pretty good," Beason said. "A good test for us, they're 6A."