Beasley addresses his future plans

Vic Beasley

CLEMSON - Over a week after it was suggested that he would forgo his final season at Clemson; Vic Beasley spoke to CUTigers about the rumor.

NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline reported late last month that Beasley planned to turn pro at the conclusion of his redshirt junior season. Though he neither confirmed nor denied to what he would do at the end of this season, Beasley couldn't help but wonder who was predicting his future.

"It was shocking to me, because I didn't say that to anybody. Idon't know where it came from, what source it came from," Beasley said.

Tied for first in the country with 10 sacks, Beasley heads up a Clemson pass rush that is first in the country with 30 sacks. With one more sack, he'll be in a three-way tie with Levon Kirkland and Wayne Simmons for 10th all-time in Clemson history [19].

Records and future profession aside, three games remain on Clemson's 2013 schedule. For now, Beasley's more concerned with Georgia Tech, The Citadel and South Carolina.

But Beasley did admit that it's nice to be considered to be a prospect for the upcoming draft.

"It means a lot to me," he said. "I know I've got a good opportunity this year. I've just got to stay focused and finish the job, just enjoy the rest of the year."

Signed out of Georgia's Adairsville High School as a tight end, Beasley thought his future in the league would be on the offensive side of the ball.

That's where he started his Clemson career before moving to outside linebacker then defensive end.

"I knew I probably end up having a shot at the NFL, but never at defensive end, never thought I'd be in this position," he said.

For Beasley, it's not a bad position to be in after nearly four seasons at Clemson.

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