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Panhandle LB could be a sleeper

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Milton (Fla.) linebacker William Beasley could emerge as a sleeper from the Florida Panhandle in the Class of 2008. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder attended the Rivals.com Atlanta Junior Day last Saturday at Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Ga., and spoke with Rivals.com about his recruitment.
Beasley has yet to pick up his first scholarship offer, but is getting plenty of attention in the form of text messages from a number of programs. LSU, North Carolina State, Alabama, Central Florida and Auburn all have shown interest in Beasley.
Beasley has made an unofficial visit to LSU and believes the Tigers could be close to offering.
"I like LSU's campus and their program," he said. "I like the way the coaches are and the way they do their weight cycles."
Rivals.com National Top 25 recruiter Josh Henson, the Tigers' recruiting coordinator, is recruiting Beasley for LSU.
"(Henson) is a good guy," he said. "I like him."
Alabama is another program that has been showing attention and caught Beasley's eye.
"I like Alabama's program," he said. "They've got Nick Saban now and we'll see what he has to do there."
Beasley also has an interest in North Carolina State.
"I talked to one of my former teammates and he said N.C. State was a good place to be," he said.
Beasley talked about why he feels he is a Division I-A prospect.
"I'm a good sideline to sideline player," he said. "One of my coaches taught me the fundamentals and that really slows the game down."
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