The Jacksonville resident let that be known on Sunday afternoon. He picked up an offer from UGA on Feb. 27, visited this weekend and committed right after that visit.
Beck, the nation’s No. 3 pro-style QB prospect for this cycle, also rates as the nation’s No. 62 overall prospect on the 247Sports Composite ratings for 2020.
The 6-foot-4.5 junior is the reigning “Mr. Football” for the state of Florida after leading Mandarin High to a Class 8A state title in 2018. He completed 58 percent of his passes and threw for 3,546 yards, 39 touchdowns and eight interceptions last fall.
He told John Garcia, Jr. of 247Sports on Sunday that he does not plan to take any more visits. Beck, like current UGA starter Jake Fromm, grew up a Georgia fan and was also committed to play for Alabama for a time.
Beck backed off that pledge back on Feb. 4. He has already been selected for Nike’s “Elite 11” national prospect showcase later this year.
5 tweets to introduce DawgNation to Carson Beck
The best place to start is that junior year highlight tape. That will include that rousing 37-35 victory in the Class 8A state championship game that flipped the script of a 2-8 season for Mandarin High in 2017.
Year III https://t.co/A1ziBgW9PT
— Carson Beck (@carsonbeck01) December 14, 2018
1) Wanna see the RPMs on his football?
— SB Nation Recruiting (@SBNRecruiting) February 24, 2019
2) He’s listed at right about 6-foot-4.5 and 225 pounds. Give or take a protein bar.
— The Underclassman Report (@TheUCReport) February 10, 2019
3) What is he like as an impromptu sports broadcaster? Check out his interview skills.
This morning @MHSsportszone had 14 athletes on hand to sign their letters of intent. SEVEN of which were members of the 8A State Champion @Mandarin_hs_fb. Mustangs' on-campus field reporter @carsonbeck01 caught up with a couple signees. #ASJax pic.twitter.com/eKoUXFHiSR
— Marcel Robinson (@MarcelASJax) February 7, 2019
4) Wanna see him squeeze it into a tight window?
— Matthew Suero (@Matthew_Suero) January 26, 2019
5) Wanna see him in the clutch? The new UGA commit performed on the playoff stage during the Florida Class 8A state playoffs.
8A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 🏆@Mandarin_hs_fb ATH DeMario Douglas @dreamchaser031 catches 1 of his NEW @FHSAA STATE RECORD 4 TD Receptions!!!!#Bama QB commit Carson Beck @carsonbeck01 is Laser Accurate!
🎯 On The Moneyhttps://t.co/Mu6u07oCJN#FLgridiron
— Florida Gridiron Preps (@FLgridironpreps) December 10, 2018
Carson Beck: 5 notable quotes for the newest UGA commit
1. Mr. Beck shows that he already has a “Humble Yourself” side that former Bulldog Davin Bellamy would appreciate. Check out what he said to the Jacksonville Times-Union after he earned that “Mr. Football” nod.
“I’ve got to give the credit to my coaches, my receivers, my offensive linemen,” Beck told the Times-Union. “I know that’s what everybody tells you to say, but it’s true. Without the athleticism they have, none of this is possible.”
2. What did he have to tell DuvalSports.com after winning the Class 8A state championship?
“All around as a team we played unreal,” Beck said. “We had a few slip-ups at the end but our defense won us the game.”
3. Why did he de-commit from Alabama? He committed about a week after he was offered by the Crimson Tide after camping there last summer. He broke down those reasons with “The Sports Den” radio program in Jacksonville last month.
“So Saturday, I actually called coach [Nick] Saban and let him know I was like ‘Hey I am opening things up and I just want to make sure I make the right decision at the end of the day’ but it was a really good conversation with him. He totally understands it, I totally respect him and he’s a really great guy.”
4. How does he feel about competition? Beck also broke that down with “The Sports Den” during that same radio interview?
“To me, I really don’t care,” Beck told “The Sports Den” in that same clip. “Where ever I go, I feel like I will go in and compete for a starting job no matter what. That’s kind of my mindset and that’s kind of how I have always been.”
5. Chris Beck, his father, played at Navy. He was quoted in a recent piece by The Athletic on his son’s extensive mental preparation and study that he undergoes to play the QB position at a high level.
“When I say it’s every day, this is every day,” Chris Beck told Will Sammon. “It is hilarious. He is a walking offensive coordinator.”