Beggan Up To Six Offers

J.J. Beggan

J.J. Beggan earned all-conference honors on both sides of the line as a junior in 2010.

J.J. Beggan is a 6-4, 290-pound offensive line prospect that all of a sudden has six offers. Beggan's offers come from MAC schools--Kent State, Toledo, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Buffalo and Temple.

The interest was sudden—at least once that first offer came from Kent State.

"It was kind of unexpected at first because I didn't think I would get a full scholarship," Beggan said. "Then Kent State came in, then Toledo, then it took about a week or two. Now, I have six offers. They just kind of came all at once."

At 6-4, 290 Beggan has the ideal size for any spot on the offensive line. Though he's played mostly at tackle—particularly the right side—in his high school career, he has the size to start off at guard at the next level. Depending on the school, they have the option to put as much weight on him as they want, to suit him as a tackle for whatever the system is.

"Some of these schools, they think that I'm pretty flexible; guard, tackle or even center," Beggan said. "I'm flexible to play anywhere on the line. This year, I just played right tackle. When I was a sophomore, I played a few games at guard. I'm basically stuck at tackle for now. It's kind of where I fit at."

With six offers, Beggan has other camp visits set up, including one to Pitt. The hometown Panthers are a school Beggan wouldn't mind hearing more from.

"There's definitely some interest," Beggan said of Pitt. "I kind of want to experience going away (to school), but not too far away from home. If Pitt offered me, I'd definitely have some interest, since I've been following them for so long. One of their coaches came in and talked to us in school got to know us." Out of the schools that have offered, Beggan only plans to get to Toledo for a camp. They will hold a Big Man Challenge for the offensive linemen in attendance. Beggan has already been to some of the schools that have offered him already, with hopes of making it out to the others later this summer.

"I was up at Kent State a few weeks ago to watch practice," Beggan said. "I went up Monday to visit campus. It was real nice. The coaches showed me around. They showed me everything about campus."

As a junior, Beggan was a second-team all-conference pick on the offensive line—largely in part to a large senior class in his conference. He did get first-team all-conference on the defensive side of the ball, as a defensive lineman.

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