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Trips ahead for Beecham

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Converse (Texas) Judson offensive lineman Abdul Beecham continues to make his presence felt on the camp circuit. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound offensive lineman earned all-district and all-area as a junior in 2013 and was named a top performer at the Rivals Camp Series stop in Houston. College coaches continue to take notice.
"Actually my recruiting for OU has picked up a bit. I'll be down there this coming up Saturday for their spring game," Beecham said. "Nothing new just a few new colleges sending me mail - Iowa State and Clemson and a few others."
Beecham has been busy on the roads in the past few months. He has visited Baylor, Oklahoma and UTSA. He has Oklahoma coming up on his schedule but he also has a few other trips in the works.
"I definitely want to go to Baylor again because that was a great experience," Beecham said. "I love it up there in Waco. And I'm actually trying to go to Missouri. I think in about two or three weeks I have a visit out in California for Cal, so I'm going to hopefully make that trip out to Cal."
Oklahoma has shown the most interest recently, and the Sooners have talked to him about moving positions.
"Actually when I was talking to the o-line coach, they mentioned playing center, so I've been working on my snaps and everything," Beecham said. "I'll still go in as a guard but it's always good to be versatile because in high school I play left tackle, right tackle, right guard, left guard. I play everything but center so after practice I get a few snaps in and work on my steps and what not."
Oklahoma is not the only program showing interest in Beecham at center.
"Actually UTSA talked about center a little bit and Baylor talked about center," Beecham said. "For everybody else it has just been guard."
As Beecham waits for his first offer, he does not declare anyone a leader, but he is certainly enjoying the process and taking in each and every opportunity.
"I feel great. I'm just enjoying life right now," Beecham said. "I'm just waiting for this first offer to come in and hopefully the others will start rolling. I just want to perform at the highest level I know I can."
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