On July 3rd, Cole Beck announced that the University of North Carolina was on his list of five schools he was still considering. Now, a little over three weeks later, Beck will take a visit to the country’s first public university today.
Beck is a 6-foot-1, 185 pound three-star running back from Blacksburg, Va., who in addition to being a star on the gridiron is a standout on the track. His All-American track skills have led Beck to being one of the nation’s fastest running back recruits.
The junior year for Beck was nothing short of impressive as the All-State selection rushed for 1,974 yards and tallied 32 rushing touchdowns in the regular season. According to his highlight video on Hudl, Beck recorded 2,227 rushing yards and accounted for 2,818 total yards, all while displaying incredible breakaway speed and making his way into the end zone.
As previously stated, on July 3rd Beck released is list of five schools that he will further look into during the recruiting process. The list included North Carolina, East Carolina, in-state school Virginia, Louisville, and Pittsburgh.
With the recruiting process ramping up, Beck has recently taken unofficial visits to multiple schools and has set plans for upcoming visits. On June 6th, Beck visited East Carolina, in addition to visiting Pittsburgh just three weeks ago. Beck visited the University of Georgia on July 18 with plans to visit North Carolina today and Louisville on Friday.
As Beck considers the next decision in his football career in choosing a university, the success of running backs at North Carolina beyond college should be evident. As covered previously by the Tar Heel Blog, the University of North Carolina has the second-most running backs on active NFL rosters (5) out of every NCAA institution, only trailing national powerhouse Alabama.
The chance for Beck to be successful will be there at North Carolina and speedy offensive weapons for the Tar Heels is nothing new to Larry Fedora and the confines of Kenan Memorial Stadium. Following Beck’s visits of the coming weeks, be on the lookout for updated information on his recruitment.