A few weeks ago, we had a chance to meet one of Ohio’s biggest “Hidden Gems” when we watched Evergreen High School product Nick Beemer in action at a training event in Cincinnati.

In all my years of covering recruiting in Ohio, I don’t recall another prospect from the Fulton County school but feel this one could soon be seeing college coaches taking interest.

One of the biggest surprises when learning more about Beemer was the fact, he’s a middle linebacker at his school as well as a tight end who lines up more as a wide receiver.

At 6-foot-4, 255-pounds, Beemer does not pass the eye test as a future linebacker. From our observation, we came away feeling his future looks extremely promising as an offensive lineman. After watching some film, we could see some programs might have an interest in looking at him as a future defensive tackle. We have stayed with our first thoughts and listed him in our 2020 prospect database as an offensive lineman.

We caught up with Beemer on Thursday night for a quick update and learned one program is taking notice.

We feel in the coming weeks Beemer will see more than the Falcons taking notice in this hidden gem of a prospect in the Class of 2020.


Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for Scout.com from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (DaveBerkConsulting.com), a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.


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