Wisconsin Staying on Beal

Wisconsin Staying on Beal

Two months after he received his scholarship offer from the University of Wisconsin, Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove wide receiver Emanuel Beal is still excited about his opportunity in Madison.

Wanting to major in engineering when he gets to college, Powder Springs (GA) Hillgrove wide receiver Emanuel Beal was understandably excited when Wisconsin – one of the best football and engineering schools in the country – extended him a scholarship offer in April.

More than two months later, that excitement hasn't worn off.

"Wisconsin still ranks really high for me," Beal told Badger Nation. "They're always a good program. They've won the last three Big Ten Championships and they have an opportunity for me to play early."

Offering more than 20 prospects in the state of Georgia during the 2014 recruiting cycle, Wisconsin is trying to make an impact in a state that hasn't yielded a stud recruit since Roderick Rogers in 2003.

The UW coaches, particularly running back coach Thomas Hammock, have made the 6-1, 200-pound Beal feel like a priority.

"They send me a lot of mail," said Beal. "Coach Hammock was at one of my practices and he has kept in contact with me through social media. I call him every now and then to keep the relationship going."

The spring has been busy for the Beal with each school who has offered him stopping by for a visit during the spring evaluation period. Since being offered by Wisconsin in April, the three-star Beal has picked up new scholarships from Kansas State, Kentucky, Missouri and Western Kentucky to push his scholarship total to 11.

"A lot of schools say that they like my build," said Beal, who is ranked the No.64 receiver in the country by Fox Sports Next. "I've put on about 10 pounds since last season, so I am at about 205 now."

Planning on visiting Georgia and Georgia Tech during the summer due to the two schools close, Beal said Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina State and Wisconsin have been sending him the most mail.

"Every school sends me fliers and information on past players that they have sent to the league," said Beal. "Missouri sends me posters and comparisons to Jeremy Maclin, who they help get to the league and say that I play like him."

Beal doesn't plan any summer camps other than 7-on-7 competitions with his teammates. Beal says he is looking forward to taking his official visits.

"I would like to take an official visit to Missouri, because I have been there before and I would like to go again," said Beal. "I'm still thinking about the other schools I'd like to visit."

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