Orange (Texas) West Orange Stark two-way star Deon Beasley has been one of the crown jewels in Mack Brown's early recruiting efforts for the class of 2006.
When he committed back in early April, his pledge was one of the first big ones that gave the Longhorns recruiting momentum. Since then Beasley has been relatively quiet as he focuses on his senior season but he allows his mind to wander on what his future might hold.
"I'd say I'm still solid on Texas," said Beasley, who is 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds and ranked as the No. 6 corner in the nation.
"I feel like I have the best coaches in the country in coach (Oscar) Giles and coach (Duane) Akina at Texas, so if I ever changed my commitment it would be for a different reason than that. But I just don't really see it happening."
But that hasn't stopped other teams from pushing him hard, especially Texas Tech and Texas A&M, which have both been relentless in their efforts to land the Rivals100 prospect despite his commitment. One of the big pitches both A&M and Tech has been coming to Beasley with is that he could play offense for them, and it's not becoming something Texas is also talking with him about.
"Coach Giles tells me to, first of all, focus on this season and then we can talk about (playing offense)," Beasley said.
"But he tells me to come in to summer workouts and when two-a-days start I'll workout in the morning with the offense and in the afternoon with the defense. Whichever I like best or whichever place they need somebody is where I'll play.
"I would love to play offense, but if I had to play defense it wouldn't be a hassle at all. I really like playing cornerback so I would have no complaints. I just want to play where ever the coaches need me."
Still Beasley at this point says he may take a few other official visits during his senior season.
"I may go on some visits this season with my friends to check out some schools in Texas and Louisiana," Beasley said.
"I'm still getting a lot of mail from Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Arizona and Miami. To tell you the truth, I don't even read all the mail I get. Half the time I get home from work and see it laying there and I'm too tired to pick it up so it just sits there for a while."
But it doesn't sound like Longhorn fans should sweat too much.
"The situation at Texas seems really good to me," he said.
"The biggest thing to me is being close to my momma. My momma is my heart and soul. It's always been just me and her and I have to be close to her, because she's been sick for a long, long time; since I was in the fifth grade. At Texas I have great coaches and I'm only a few hours away so I can be there for her whenever she needs me."