Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Jack played flag football and basketball against Beau in junior high and freshman football with Beau at Jesuit.

Jesuit running back Beau Bisharat offers cautionary tale of recruiting anxiety | The Sacramento Bee

Jesuit running back Beau Bisharat also signed with Colorado, though it wasn’t initially in his plans.

In May, he verbally committed to Stanford and ended contact with other recruiters, certain he was headed to The Farm. He and his family recently went on an official visit to Stanford, where they met the coaches, toured the campus and spent nearly $1,000 in the campus team store for hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts and pennants.

Then he got the news – and the realization that college football really is a business. As common as it is for high school athletes to back out of verbal commitments, college programs often do the same. Until a player signs, nothing is binding. Two weeks ago, Bisharat said, he was told he was no longer in Stanford’s plans.

“They told me they found someone they wanted more at that position,” Bisharat said. “I imagined myself going to Stanford for eight months, then had to find another school. It’s been the hardest two weeks of my life. It didn’t work out with Stanford, but we wiped away the tears and got moving on other options. I’m really excited about Colorado. It’s unreal. It really fits me.”

Bisharat said his message to recruits is to keep their options open.

“Biggest advice I would give is to always have a second and third option, just in case, because what happened to me happens everywhere in the country,” Bisharat said.

I have more to say about National Signing Day at Jesuit High School, but it will have to wait until June...

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