The first time Koy Beasley stepped onto a field at Pitt, it was for a camp the summer before his sophomore season at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Beasley, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from the class of 2024, was invited up by Pitt defensive coordinator Randy Bates, and while he didn’t leave the camp with an offer, the communication never stopped.
After nearly a year of contact between Bates and Beasley, that offer finally arrived on May 17. Pitt was Beasley’s second Power Five offer, only behind Boston College, but Toledo, West Virginia and Minnesota have all followed.
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“I was super excited that Pitt offered,” Beasley told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “It was really a dream. I’ve been rocking with Pitt for a long time.”
Being from Cincinnati, Beasley isn’t too far from Pittsburgh, and he said Pitt has definitely caught his eye over the year. He acknowledged that Jordan Addison left the program, but the Biletnikoff Award winner drew his attention to the program.
While he hasn’t spoken with secondary coach Archie Collins or safeties coach Cory Sanders, Beasley has spoken with Bates frequently over the past year — continuing to build a relationship, push for camps and just keep in touch.
With Beasley currently rehabbing an injury, his camp schedule isn’t ironed out yet, but he flashed plenty of potential as a sophomore at La Salle. With 44 tackles (32 solo), three interceptions, 10 passes defended and two fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown), he’s flashed strong ball-hawking skills.
He’s also a track star in his own right, clocking in an Ohio Top 10 10.50 100-meter dash time at a local event.
247Sports rates Beasley as the 38th-ranked cornerback and the 15th-ranked recruit from Ohio in the class of 2024. Rivals and On3 haven’t rated him yet, but it’s likely only a matter of time before he’s nationally regarded.
Beasley is currently looking into an unofficial Pitt visit, along with a camp visit if health permits, and he’s focused on working out and preparing for his junior season.
With his recruiting process really heating up over the last month, while his official Pitt offer is relatively new, the relationship he’s built with Bates has allowed Pitt to stand out among the others.
“They’re definitely one of the top on my list as of right now,” Beasley said.