There was a cavalcade of stars at the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto, Calif., on Saturday and one of the brightest stars was quarterback Beau Sweeney (6-1.5, 200, 4.65) from Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West. His performance saw him earn five offers and there could be a sixth on the way later today.
Going into the camp Cal and Arizona State were ahead of the recruiting curve with offers. Since NIKE Sweeney picked up offers from Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Colorado and Boise State.
It isn't surprising that Boise State followed suit with an offer because the Broncos were in touch with Sweeney before NIKE and the weekend's festivities sealed the deal.
Stanford has also shown Sweeney some attention and Utah came by the school on Monday (May 21st) and apparently more good news for the talented quarterback is on its way.
"My coach told me that Utah is going to offer me, but I missed the call," Sweeney said. "I'm waiting for them to call back."
There is every indication that when the two parties get together, that Sweeney will get his sixth offer since the weekend.
"I'm looking to make my commitment soon and if my decision is done before I go to any team camps, I will go to the camp of the school I chose," Sweeney said. "Right now I'm going to camps at Cal and Oregon.
Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State and Boise State are in a dogfight for his services.
"I'm still keeping an open mind, but I'm going to shut things down in the next few weeks," Sweeney said. "The most important thing right now is my high school team because we want to be special this fall.
Sweeney's game plan is to take the next few weeks and research the schools that end up being on the final list, talk to his family and make a decision. He was very focused in his desire not to let anything get in the way of his senior season.
Clovis West has high goals for 2007 and the humble Sweeney doesn't want to be a distraction.
Sweeney has the leadership qualities that are imperative for a successful quarterback. He is a confident player who let's his play do the talking.
Football success is all in the family for Sweeney and comes from outstanding football bloodlines.
Sweeney's grandfather is former Washington State and Fresno State head coach Jim Sweeney. His dad is Kevin Sweeney was a four-year starter at Fresno State where he broke the NCAA all-time passing record in the mid-80's.