David Beazley is a 5’11”, 155 pound, class of 2025 WR/FS for Westminster Christian Academy (Lafayette) in Louisiana. David is a fast riser in the class of 2025, having caught 43 passes for 873 yards and 17 touchdowns, with 1208 all-purpose yards on the season so far. There’s a great chance that David will surpass 1,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns by the end of the season, which would put him up there with the best statistical performers in the state of Louisiana. This statline has been headlined with a 98-yard receiving touchdown against St. Edmund High, a school record and David’s favorite accomplishment thus far in his football career.
David is a quick slot receiver who possesses the ability to find gaps within coverage with ease, but he can also outrun defensive backs for long catches as well. He’s a very high-IQ player, and this is evidenced by his performance in the classroom, where David has earned a 4.0 GPA.
David has three offers, from John Melvin University in nearby Crowley, Lyon College, and Bluefield University. He has taken official visits to the University of Louisiana and UL-Monroe, and an unofficial visit to LSU. He has also been invited to attend a game at Northern Michigan University.
I recently had the chance to interview David:
Why and at what age did you start playing football?
“I started playing football when I was 8 years old. I played flag football up until 9th grade because the schools I went to didn’t offer tackle football.”
Have you always played your current position, or did you play a different position growing up?
“On offense, I’ve always played wide receiver. On defense, I played corner for the past two years of tackle football, but I really started playing free safety this year.”
What sets you apart from everyone else on the field?
“A few things that set me apart from everyone else are my route-running, my hands, and my mindset. I’ve worked hard all summer and during the season on my route-running and my hands. I also make sure to have a strong and good mindset going into each game.”
What is your favorite accomplishment so far in your football career?
“My favorite accomplishment in my football career was breaking the longest passing touchdown in our school’s history. It was a 98 yard TD reception against St. Edmund High School.”
What is your favorite memory of playing football so far?
“My favorite memory was playing in the Gatlinburg Rising Stars Game back in December. It was so cool scoring a touchdown against other good players and in front of a big crowd.”
How do you balance athletics and academics?
“I always make sure to keep my grades more important than my athletics because I want to maintain my 4.0 GPA throughout my entire high school career.”
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced on the field?
“The biggest challenge I’ve faced is to keep playing at my best when our team is down a lot of points.
Is there a certain player you try to model your game after?
“I’ve learned a lot of my routes and releases from Cooper Kupp so I’ve used a lot of his techniques in my games.”
How do you stay physically fit outside of football?
“I make sure to workout consistently, and I stay in shape by playing different sports like soccer or track.”
What are you hoping to achieve this season?
“I want to get over 1000 receiving yards this year, and I want to score at least 20 touchdowns.”
What is your end goal for your football career?
“My end goal in my football career is to go D1.”
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned playing football?
“The most important lesson I have learned in playing football is how important teamwork is.”
How do you prepare for big games?
“I prepare by watching a lot of film and doing research on some of the players from the other team.”
Lastly, who is the biggest role model in your life?
“My biggest role model is my dad.”