Class of 2019 target

Marquez Beason

HometownDallas, TX
High schoolBishop Dunne
Offer dateMarch 3, 2017
Commit dateApril 15, 2017
Decommit dateMay 16, 2017

Marquez Beason was the first player to commit to Nebraska's 2019 recruiting class but he decommitted from the Huskers on May 16, 2017.

Beason, a high school teammate of Nebraska signee Damion Daniels, committed to Nebraska when he attended the spring game on April 15, but in a post on Twitter he admitted he committed too early.

"After lots of thought and prayer my family and I feel it's best that I reopen my recruitment process 100% and de-commit from the University of Nebraska," Beason tweeted. "They will still be a top school in my recruitment process but I made a life decision way too early."

Beason received a lot of attention from other colleges after committing to Nebraska. Baylor, Texas and UCLA all offered, following schools like Ohio State, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, among others.

Beason made the trip to Nebraska with Daniels for that spring and was on the sidelines interacting with fans and other recruits before the game. That was his first visit to Lincoln.

He's a versatile athlete that could potentially play wide receiver or defensive back on the next level. After participating in a camp at Texas A&M on June 4 — which also had NU coaches in attendance — Beason tweeted that the Huskers had offered him as a defensive back, giving the impression that NU is interested in him for either side of the ball.

On Aug. 4, 2017, Beason included the Huskers in his top 12 with Arkansas, Baylor, BYU, Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and Washington.

On Sept. 30, Beason narrowed his list to a top six that also included NU with Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington.

On Jan. 25, 2018, Beason had his scholarship offer reaffirmed by Nebraska's new coaching staff.

Beason committed to Illinois on March 10, 2018.

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