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Hawaii defender tough off the edge

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Defensive end/linebacker B.J. Beatty (6-2, 205, 4.9) from Kahuku, Hawai'i is one of the Island's best for the class of 2006. He is a two-time all-state and all-league selection.
Beatty has had a good summer working on his skills set at the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto, Calif., and the Maui Camp last June.
During the Maui camp he caught the attention of both Colorado and Boise State. Those two schools plus Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, UNLV, Utah and Hawai'i as schools that are pursuing him.
Beatty is currently benching 295, squats a very impressive 550 and cleans 245.
"Hawai'i told me up front that I have an offer," Beatty said. "So I have been thinking about them a lot."
"The Maui Camp was a good experience for me," Beatty said. "There were schools from the D-I level all the way to the JC."
"I learned some pass rushing technique there," Beatty said. "I was also able to perform in front of a lot of schools."
"I don't really have a favorite school yet," Beatty said. "Besides Hawai'i, I have been thinking a lot of Oregon State and Boise State."
The scouting report on Beatty is he plays very aggressively and has an awesome first-step and that gives him an advantage over offensive and helps him create pressure off the edge.
Pressure indeed, as a junior Beatty, accounted 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.
Though Beatty plays defensive end for Kahuku, he may end up playing linebacker on the collegiate level.
Beatty made the Rivals.com preseason Hawaii Top 15 team for the class of 2006 and landed as the Aloha State's No. 8 prospect at any position.
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