The recruiting process has begun to heat up for Pflugerville (Texas) High School point guard Bryan Beasley since the beginning of the travel season. Beasley, who is 5-foot-11, 170-pounds and the No 85 ranked player in the class of 2006, received visits this week from three different schools while he continues to work his way through the admissions process with Stanford.
Assistant coaches from Texas, North Carolina State and Vanderbilt came into Pflugerville High School this week to evaluate and visit Beasley.
"We were trying to get a feel for what Texas was projecting for Bryan as far as position, playing time, and all," said Beasley's father Mark Beasley. "We didn't really get too much information. We'll wait and see exactly how deep their interest is once we talk to Coach Barnes.
"The North Carolina State coach was highly interested in what he saw. He liked Bryan's abilities and the way he handled the ball.
"I wasn't able to be there for the Vanderbilt visit, but Bryan had a good conversation with the coach. He really broke down which players are leaving and the position they project him playing. Vanderbilt really broke things down for us, just like North Carolina State and Stanford have done."
Despite the fact that Beasley is getting strong attention from North Carolina State and Vanderbilt and the fact that both Rice and New Mexico are coming in for visits today, Stanford remains at the top of his list.
"Bryan told me that Stanford is still the number one option," said Mr. Beasley. "He still has to go through the admissions process, so we know we can't just count on Stanford. Coach Johnson did say that this would be the hardest part of the recruiting, be he also said that once we get past admissions, an offer would be immediately on the table."
Beasley presently has a GPA of 4.23 and an SAT score of 1110. He will try to improve that score by retaking the SAT May 7.
The schools recruiting Beasley are projecting him as a true combo guard who will play both the point and the shooting guard positions. In the two national events Beasley has played in this spring, he has primarily played the point guard position for the Texas Ambassadors.
"Bryan has been playing well," said Mr. Beasley. "He's been playing an all around game. He's not scoring a bunch but has done a very good job playing the point."
The Ambassadors highlight of the spring was an 11 point win over the Portland Elite Legends in Las Vegas the weekend before the Legends won the Kingwood Classic.