MIAMI — Jaquan Beaver wants to remain teammates with his high school buddy when he goes to college.
The only option to fulfill that dream at this point is Auburn, but there’s one problem for the class of 2018 prospect: the Booker T. Washington defensive end from Miami has not been offered by the Tigers.
Fellow defensive end Robert Hicks committed to Auburn in February and is visiting The Plains in July. He hopes to bring Beaver with him to Auburn.
“He really wants me to be a War Eagle,” Beaver said. “If they give me an offer, I’m bound to commit. Who knows?”
Beaver has scholarship offers from Miami, FIU, FAU, Oregon State, Kentucky and Cincinnati. Hicks and Beaver have “an unbreakable bond,” Beaver said. “When we get to rolling, there’s no stopping us.”
Beaver and Hicks attended The Mecca Camp, an Auburn satellite camp including five high schools from the Miami area, on Friday. Hicks spoke of the possible package deal to anyone willing to listen, though that never came up with the coaches.
“I’m going to come 100 percent every play,” Beaver said. “I’m a speed rusher, I’m going to get to the quarterback. That’s my main key, to get to the quarterback. I’m going to get to the quarterback. That’s what kind of player I am.”
Beaver has not been rated by 247Sports.