April 17, 2013

Randy Beggs is getting his name out

Last week we shared about BYU recruit Tyler Cook from Murrieta, CA. Today we share about Cooks teammate, 6-foot, 185-pound safety Randy Beggs. Beggs was at the Rivals Camp a few weeks back and performed really well getting the attention of Rivals analyst Adam Gorney.

After the Rivals camp and NLA 7-on-7 camp, Gorney had this to say, "Beggs had an impressive showing at the Rivals Camp in Los Angeles and proved he's an athletic playmaker who always seems to be in the right place at the right time. That was the case again on Saturday as Beggs had multiple interceptions. He is fearless and aggressive, so he's always around the ball to make a play. On multiple occasions Beggs has been one of the top performers, so it might only be a matter of time until major programs take notice."

Going into the Rivals Camp Beggs knew it was a chance for him to go up against talented players with multiple offers and prove himself. "The Rivals Camp was a ton of fun; it was a chance for me to show what I can do and perform against some of the top talent and get my name out there. After performing really well there, it jumpstarted my recruiting in the right direction and I am now a 3* recruit," said Beggs.

BYU coach Kelly Poppinga had noticed the talent of Beggs before the camps after watching game film that Beggs had sent him. "I sent my film and he (Coach Poppinga) responded and said that he loved the way I looked and showed the film to the other coaches and invited me out to camp. Since he was also recruiting Tyler Cook, he asked Tyler about me and now they are coming out to visit," said Beggs.

Coach Poppinga and Coach Howell will both be out to visit Beggs and Cook workout this Friday. BYU coaches are not the only ones speaking with Beggs, last week he received his first offer from Yale and feels that the next two schools who are close to offering are BYU and Vanderbilt.

When asked what he knew about BYU before being recruited by them and what he has learned since, Beggs had this to say. "I really didn't know much about BYU before they started recruited me. But I have learned that not only are they a school with really high morals and a religious aspect, which are important to me, but they are a school with high character and perform well on the field. They have an amazing defensive staff and producing some big time players."

BYU has a very particular recruiting pool because of the schools honor code and that it is a faith based university, something that Beggs has no issues with.

"The Honor Code is one of the reasons why I like BYU so much, because it offers more than just football and will help me become the man I want to be. Being a Mormon school has no effect on me because I grew up with Tyler who is Mormon and I am used to having the Elders (Mormon Missionaries) come over and it doesn't bother me."

If BYU ends up offering Beggs and both him and Cook commit, it would be the fulfillment of dreams. Beggs and Cook used to live right next door and have been best friends ever since they were little. As little kids do, they dreamed about playing college football together.

Beggs currently holds a 3.8 GPA and is planning on being at the BYU Elite Camp on June 7th. Currently he has an offer from Yale and is hearing from other Ivy League schools as well as Colorado, Colorado State, Boise State and Vanderbilt.

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