Former Nebraska coach Frank Solich in Florida this past fall scouting Class of 2004 four-star athlete SirDarean Adams. He left equally as impressed with Seminole (Fla.) Countryside quarterback Harrison Beck, who threw three touchdowns in front of the former coach.
It led to an early scholarship offer from the Huskers, but it’s one of many that are likely going to come for the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder.
“I’m a gunslinger,” Beck, who has a 4.7-second time in the 40-yard dash, said. “I’m a gunslinger just like Brett Favre. When the play breaks down, I’ll still try to make something happen.”
And he did that time after time as a junior. He threw for around 2,300 yards and 21 touchdowns with only nine interceptions. He also rushed for around 150 yards, helping his team to a 10-3 record and to the third round of the Florida state playoffs.
Beck already is getting major attention from the college coaches. Along with the offer from Nebraska, he’s getting attention from Tennessee, Marshall, Miami, Florida, Florida State and Purdue. He doesn’t claim a leader, but said he “really likes Miami.”
“I’m looking for a chance to play for a national championship or a team that’s in the bowl championship series all the time,” he said.
“I’ve always followed Miami, but I’m going to look really hard at the colleges that make me an offer before the summer.”