South Florida LB Has Two Favorites

Hollywood, Fla.-Chaminade linebacker Jonathan Beason hasn't received any additional offers yet, but look for that to probably change during the month of May. Beason, who is 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds, is one of the top players in South Florida this year.
"I'm getting mail from just about everybody," Beason said. "Probably like 43 schools or something like that."
His one offer so far is from Virginia Tech and the Hokies informed him of the offer through his head coach. Virginia Tech is in his top five, but a couple state schools top his list at this point.
"My top two are Florida State and Miami," Beason said. "Then Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, and NC State. The school has to be a good school for academics and have a good tradition. I want to go to a program where I'll fit in and what's best for me."
Beason plays both fullback and strong safety for Chaminade, but believes he will play outside linebacker at the next level.
"My coach tells me I'm probably going to be playing outside linebacker in college, but I would prefer to stay at strong safety," Beason said.
As a junior he had 5 interceptions, and 2 of those were returned for touchdowns. Beason estimated about 75 tackles. On offense he had 13 receptions and 11 touchdowns.
Beason, who also stars in track, just ran a 4.55 on Monday. His favorite player?
"Growing up I always liked Jerry Rice," Beason said. "He was the man because he worked hard and to be considered the greatest is a great accomplishment."
Beason attended Miami's spring game earlier this month and says if at all possible he would like to remain in the Sunshine State.
"If possible I would like to stay in-state, but the sky's the limit," Beason said. "You can say your favorite schools but you really don't know where you want to go until you visit the college and see it for yourself, you see the program, and meet the coaches. I'm really hoping though."