In December, Mandarin’s junior quarterback and Alabama commit, Carson Beck, led the Mustangs to an 8A state championship and was named Mr. Football in Florida. On Monday night Beck announced he had de-committed from Alabama and was opening his recruitment.
Beck joined “The Sports Den” on 1010XL to announce his de-commitment.
“Saturday I called Coach Saban and I let him know that I was opening things up,” Beck told 1010XL. “I just want to make sure that I make the right decision at the end of the day. It was a really good conversation with him and he totally understands it and I respect him.
“Obviously, I still have Alabama as a top choice because Nick Saban is there. Even though a lot of their coaches parted ways and went to all these different schools, you still have one of the greatest coaches of all time coaching there and that’s a big deal.”
Now that he has de-committed from Alabama, Beck was asked what other schools he is considering.
“This past weekend I visited Florida on Saturday and Miami on Sunday,” Beck said. “Those are two schools and then Georgia Tech is kind of in the mix. I feel like I’m going to go up there and visit them. We will also see what other schools might jump in.”
Beck has a previous relationship with new Miami offensive coordinator Dan Enos which is largely why Miami is now in the mix.
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“With Coach Enos being the Alabama quarterback coach, I kind of already have a relationship developed with him,” Beck said. “So, that is how the Miami recruiting kind of started.
“The scheme that he runs, he feels that I fit pretty perfectly and I love it because what he does is similar to what a lot of NFL teams do.”
What does Beck like about Florida.
“It’s an hour and 30 minutes from home,” Beck said. “They have playmakers all around you. Then, you look at Coach (Dan) Mullen’s track record of quarterbacks. They have constantly put guys into the NFL, so that is a big thing for me.
“Coach Mullen, I feel after last year and repairing the team with a bowl win and that kind of season, I feel like they are definitely going to start coming back up. Especially with the 2019 class that they just got. I feel that they are going to come back up.”
Finally, Beck was asked if he has a timetable in which to make a commitment.
“I’ll probably be deciding sometime between spring and before summer just to make sure that it’s knocked out of the way, so I can start focusing on next season.”
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