Monday, July 30, 2007

Finally

Over the weekend Penn State landed their first runningback when Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown, OH) athlete Brandon Beachum verbaled to the Lions. Beachum is ranked as the top player in the Buckeye State by OhioVarsity.com, and he is rated as the No. 4 player in the state by Rivals.com. He is the nation's fifth-best running back and the No. 50 player in the country, according to Rivals. At 6'0" and 220 lbs. he's a bruising prototypical Big Ten runningback. While he lacks speed he more than makes up for it in toughness. Beachum was recruited at both RB and linebacker but chose Penn State over Wisconsin, Nebraska and Florida State. His father was also a Div-I football player. He rushed for 1,500 yards as a junior, scoring 16 touchdowns in helping Cardinal Mooney to a Division IV state championship. Beachum was recruited by Jay Paterno.


Beachum (left) with teammates Taylor Hill and fellow Penn State commit Michael Zordich

4 comments:

PSUgirl said...

I'm glad that Jay got the updated pages for his Franklin Planner, but I'm thinking that beachum was recruited by the Michael Zordiches (elder and younger).

Galen said...

Oh, I'm sure Zordich pushed him hard. At least Jay can get credit for something although this looked like it was a home run.

Black Shoe Diaries said...

This has to be somewhat of an upset here. Something happened. A few weeks ago Beachum listed his top 10 and we weren't in it. Now he's a Nittany Lion. Not that I'm complaining.

PSUgirl said...

okay - my new inappropriate "he's young enough to be my mother's grandson" crush is going to be on little Michael Zordich. He's adorable!