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North Oldham junior running back Arien Beasley has received an award after a standout 2013 season.
Beasley was named All-Southeast Third Team Running Back by HS Game Center, a company that tracks stats for high schools across the nation.
Beasley accumulated 2,841 total yards and 19 total touchdowns last year for the Mustangs (9-4), who advanced to the Class 4A quarterfinals before falling to eventual state champion Collins.
The award was a sweet one for Beasley, who was left off the all-state teams selected by the Courier-Journal and the Associated Press.
“I was kind of upset I didn’t get all-state but I’m not too worried about it now that I got all-region,” Beasley said. “When you go the (HS Game Center) website and you see all the people who got it, I was actually the only person from Kentucky that got all-region, so it meant a lot.”
The award is another honor Beasley can show college coaches during his recruiting process.
Beasley said he’s received interest from Texas Christian University, the University of Kentucky and the University of Georgia. He’d also been in contact with the University of Louisville before coach Charlie Strong left to coach the University of Texas. Beasley hasn’t talked with the new Louisville coach Bobby Petrino’s coaching staff.
Beasley will spend the next few months going to football camps and combines, while also running track and playing lacrosse for North.
“I know for a fact (the award) will help me in recruiting,” Beasley said. “Out of all those schools like Trinity and Male and St. X, no one else in Kentucky got All-Southeast anything but me.”