March 29, 2012

Beyer Considering His Options

With spring practice in full swing the Houston coaching staff continues to focus not only on spring practices but also the 2013 recruiting class and continue to target players from coast to coast, one of their recent offers is a little closer to home as the Cougars have offered San Antonio (TX) Ronald Reagan offensive tackle Matt Beyer.

The Minnesota native has a small but growing offer list from schools all over the country, with offers from Houston, Miami, Kansas, Baylor, Arizona State and Minnesota.

"The recruiting process is going really well for me right now," Beyer said. "It's starting to really pick up now the we are getting closer to spring football, it's that time of year again, coaches are allowed to come around now and like I said it's really picking up, I have six offers right now and I've been talking to quite a few other colleges. It's been really exciting."

Beyer has already been to a handful of junior days and is really enjoying get to visit various schools.

"I've been to a few junior days," the 6-foot-6, 275-pound tackle said. "I went to junior days at Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas Tech. All the junior days were really great experiences; it was really cool to see how all the different college did it and how each one has their own style to it. Oklahoma's was very informative, we went on a campus tour, talked about the staff, they showed us the facilities, and it was a lot of fun. They were all great experiences and it was really great to get some face time with all the coaches.

With the junior days behind him Beyer is ready to focus on his very own upcoming spring practices.

"I'm pretty much done with junior days," the Rivals three-star lineman said. I may take a few visits during some spring games here in the next few weeks. I don't really have any camps or anything planned over the summer, I'm just kind of taking it slow."

With various offers from schools all over the country, there are no current favorites for the talented offensive lineman.

"I don't really have any top schools right now," Beyer said. "I'm just looking forward to spring football practice and I'll sit down and think about that after spring practice and look at all the schools that have offered me and think about who I really like. The schools that have offered me will take priority over the rest."

While he doesn't have any clear favorites Beyer does admit there is some interest in Houston, largely in part to his relationship with running backs coach Travis Bush.

"The coach recruiting me from Houston is coach Bush," said Beyer. "He was originally at UTSA before he went to Houston; I've known him and seen him around since my freshman year of high school. He's been talking to me a lot and wants me to come check out the campus, Houston is only a few hours away, so hopefully I'll be able to go check it out sometime soon, I'd definitely like to check it out. Our program is familiar with Houston; our coaches have been to Houston for clinics and stuff so we're pretty familiar with how they run things."

With offers coming in from all over the country, Beyer could potentially play in any part of the country he wanted, but admits the local schools probably have a slight edge in terms of location.

"It doesn't really matter to me too much whether I play in or out of state," Beyer said. "I'm originally from Minnesota so I'm open to the idea of playing out state. There is a benefit to staying close to home, like I said I don't really have a favorite right now but obviously the schools in the state of Texas have a benefit."

Beyer doesn't have a set timetable to make his college decision but plans on taking his time and making the decision that's best for him.

"I have put some thought into when I'd like to make my decision," he added. "I'm definitely going to wait until after spring football and I'll probably go to a some camps for the schools I'm really interested in and I may want to decide right after those camps, but then a part of me also wants to see how the teams do this coming season a little bit and make sure the coaches are going to be there and see how the program is looking for the future."

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