The Aloha State of Hawai'i looks to have another solid crop of football prospects for the class of 2006. There is a somewhat different twist with this year's class of players. The Island paradise usually has an abundance of big behemoths but this season there are more linebacker/defensive end types.
One of those defensive end/linebacker type players is B.J. Beatty (6-2, 205, 4.9) from Island powerhouse Kahuku, Hawai'i.
Beatty was an all-state and all-league selection as a junior after accounting for 15 sacks and 12 tackles for loss.
Not only is Beatty a playmaker on the defensive side of the ball he is the defensive leader for a very strong defensive team in Kahuku. He has great football knowledge and makes sure that everyone is in their proper position on the field.
The thing that makes Beatty so tough on the edge is he's very quick off the ball because of his first-step. He's known as a very intense player who keeps the pressure on.
Beatty also gets it done in the weight room. His current bench is 285, squats 500 and cleans 225. He has recorded a 26-inch vertical.
"I am looking for a school where I can get a good education and can make an impact on the football team," Beatty said. "I would like to at least play on special teams at least as a true freshman."
On the recruiting trail Beatty has drawn the attention of Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, BYU, Hawai'i, Tennessee and Georgia Tech.
Hawai'i has let him know that if he wants to stay local that they will have a scholarship waiting for him.
Beatty wants to concentrate on his senior season so he won't start taking any visits until December after his final high school season over.