The Fizz told you yesterday about the double-sided coin at the Dome over the weekend.
Not only did Marrone’s Marauders get their first Big East victory over Rutgers, but a sizable contingent of ’10 northeast recruits were on hand to witness it.
And it’s already paying dividends. Still more than two months until National Signing Day and the ‘Cuse has picked up another commit; in fact, he may be the heir apparent to Arthur Jones and just so happened to be in the Dome on Saturday.
All 6-3, 240-pounds of defensive lineman Max Beaulieu (Davie, FL) will wear the Orange next season. He is considered one of the premier lineman in Florida.
“This is the perfect fit for me,” Beaulieu said. “A chance to play in a great conference for a coaching staff that is committed to getting back to the top in the conference was exactly what I want to be a part of.”
Marrone has now tapped the University School for two outstanding recruits. Earlier this month we told you about Brice Hawkes committing to SU. The buzz on the big man, though, should have Orange Nation giddy.
South Florida recruiting guru (and Fizz go-to guy) Larry Blustein, who has covered the prep scene there for nearly four decades: “He is a STUD!”
Beaulieu is considered one of the top prospects in the Sunshine State (no small billing), earning a Top-100 rating by the Miami Herald and Florida and Elite Scouting Services.
“We watched Max last year and throughout the spring and summer and felt that he was a top-flight college football prospect,” said Charles Fishbein of ESS. “When Coach Harriott told us about him, we went and watched him mature into one of the state’s better players.”
“This is not just one of those ordinary talents who schools from the Northeast come in and get. This is an athlete who was being heavily recruited by schools such as Purdue, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Arkansas, South Carolina and Nebraska.”
The best part? Ex-Miami assistant Greg Schiano actively recruits South Florida as hard as anyone in the Big East – and Monster Max attended Rutgers football camp over the summer.
One Saturday. Two wins.