On-Campus Spotlight: Carson Beck

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On-Campus Spotlight: Carson Beck

Photo: Carson Beck, Twitter

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Height: 6-4

Weight: 225 pounds

2020 Rivals/247 Rankings:

According to Rivals, Beck is a four-star and ranks as the No. 15 rated pro-style quarterback in the 2020 class. In 247Sport’s industry generated composite, Beck is a four-star and the No. 9 rated pro-style quarterback in the country for the 2020 class.

High School highlights:

Beck’s senior season highlights:

Senior Season Highlights

As a senior, Beck led Mandarin High School to a 7-4 record. Beck completed 136 of 278 passes for 1,843 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also ran for 167 yards and six scores.

As a junior, Beck led Mandarin to a state title in Florida’s highest high school classification. He completed 206 of 356 attempts for 3,546 yards and 39 touchdowns. He earned Florida’s Mr. Football award as Mandarin won their first-ever state title.

Smart on Beck:

“Excited as I can be,” Smart said of Beck in December. “This guy’s come to camp since maybe his ninth-grade year to our place, has grown up and gotten better with each and every year. He came this summer, hung out with our guys. Can’t say enough about Carson and his family, the competitive nature that’s inside him. He’s been a winner. He won a state championship last year at Mandarin, which has probably never been done before, I think at their school. So he led those guys to that and did a great job.”

Expectations:

More than likely, I believe that Beck might redshirt his freshman year due to Georgia picking up Wake Forest transfer quarterback Jamie Newman. Beck will battle it out with backup Stetson Bennet IV and D’Wan Mathis, who still hasn’t been cleared for contact yet due to a cyst removed from his brain back in May of 2019.

Beck received some criticism for the drop off in his numbers from his junior to senior year, but Mandarin did lose a lot of its talent after their state championship run. I think will Beck helps his chances after enrolling early because he will get to learn the offense in the spring under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

Newman only has one year of eligibility so Beck could be a prime candidate to be the starting quarterback in 2021, but he will have to battle off commit Brock Vandagriff when he arrives on campus.

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