#7 Maury RB C.J. Beasley (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Maury RB C.J. Beasley adds offers from Navy and Army this week
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
After missing the recruit757/Sparta Science Showcase at Redskins Park on Saturday due to a scheduling conflict, Maury RB C.J. Beasley (2020 RB 5-9 175) showed no signs of slowing down in his recruitment.
His 2018 season saw him post an astonishing total of 2,409 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns. Beasley rushed for 1,778 yards on 147 carries with 19 touchdowns. He also had 18 catches for 424 yards and four touchdowns, plus he had kick and punt returns for 207 yards on 7 attempts for an average of 29.6 yards per touch.
This week, he added opportunities to play his college ball at the Naval Academy and at West Point.
“It’s amazing because both of my parents are retired from the Navy,” said Beasley. “(My parents) have told me that going to the academy, I can come out as an officer. The Navy has put a couple people in the league. They just had to come back and serve for a little bit.”
That list of Naval Academy athletes in the NFL is impressive. We can go back to the 1960s with Dallas Cowboys QB Roger Staubach playing football for Navy from 1962 to 1964, he served in the military from 1965 to 1969, then enjoyed an NFL career for 11 seasons from 1969 to 1979. He won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys.
More recently, quarterback and wide receiver Keenan Reynolds was a Heisman Trophy candidate, graduating from the Naval Academy in 2016. Reynolds has had stops with the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears. He is currently under contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
Beasley shared that he’ll visit N.C. State Friday and UNC on Saturday with hopes to come back from the trip with more offers. He’s up to 12 total scholarship offers at this point, including Morgan State, ECU, ODU, Virginia Tech, Coastal Carolina, Tennessee, Pitt, Liberty, William & Mary, Rutgers, Army and Navy.
He expressed an interest in making his college commitment before his senior season, but set no specific timeline for an announcement.
– Andy Hilton