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John Beckham has done some name dropping recently. More after the jump.
A good many Texas professors told me to not bury the headline. Many excellent high school football games were played in played in Texas during Zero Week, but a Quarterback Club luncheon in Springfield, Missouri has my undivided attention. After a John Bekcham press conference last week where Texas was the only school mentioned and direct flights from Branson to Austin were pointed out, I figured the Beckhams were done talking for awhile. They are after all playing right out of the Jeffcoat close to vest playbook. However, a funny thing happened today at a Missouri high school football get together, Texas came up again in the recruitment of Coach Beckham's son Dorial Green - Beckham.
In response to a question about whether proximity to Springfield is important to Dorial, the receiver said no. Then, John interjected with how getting to the campus to see Dorial is important to the family. For instance, he said, since there is a direct flight from Branson to Austin (home of UT), that would make it more helpful.
Not a big deal, just a casual reference.
Fast forward to today, and the weekly Quarterback Club luncheon where Springfield coaches address hardcore football fans.
Beckham was talking about the lead up to Saturday’s ESPNU game against Seneca and how many coaches were texting him good luck messages.
The only person he mentioned by name was Mack Brown, saying the Texas coach said he’d be watching. Beckham joked something to the effect of, "You better not."
Again, the only specific name mentioned. Again, not a big deal, just a casual reference.
But Dorial disclosed to reporters in Arkansas a couple weeks back that he has his top five decided and doesn’t want to make it public. John told ESPN that same thing over the weekend. Certainly John knows who those teams are.
To me, I have a hard time believing he would drop the name and the school twice in a week unless Texas was in the mix.
Just some food for thought (and wild, perhaps irresponsible, speculation).