Vic Beasley still 'weighing his options'

Orange Bowl - Vic Beasley sacks Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller in the first quarter

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Orange Bowl - Vic Beasley sacks Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller in the first quarter

If you're hanging on every Vic Beasley report, be prepared to wait it out a little bit longer.

The reigning ACC sack king is still "weighing his options" per Dabo Swinney after a team banquet Saturday night at Clemson's Madren Center.

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The Tigers head coach said earlier in the day he hoped to know Beasley's decision by the time they met Saturday.

"He’s kind of a little bit torn," Swinney said. "Everybody wants to have the opportunity to play in the NFL, but he also knows that he can greatly improve himself with another year in school and all of that and he would like to finish. He’s close to graduating. At the end of the day, he’s got to make the decision and whatever he decides, we support him.

"But, he does have to make a decision. If he’s coming back, he has to get back going in school. If he’s not coming back, then he’s got to get his eyes set going forward and get himself ready for that process.”

Jan. 14 is the last day to register or add spring classes at Clemson.

The deadline for entering the NFL draft early is Jan. 15. A record number of Tigers have already made the jump in receivers Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins and defensive back Bashaud Breeland.

Beasley has a second-round NFL draft advisory grade, but is in a number of first-round mock drafts, including on CBSSports.com.

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clmtgr92 writes:

Mell Kiper, Jr. has Vic #22 overall talent in his updated mock draft, released today on ESPN website. I would have to believe Vic declares for the NFL, just from the way he is rated higher in media than his grade suggested. It is similar to Nuk's situation last year, 1st round in media and 2nd round grade before draft.

TigerNE writes:

The fact that Beasley is taking his time to decide is a good sign he really wants to get his best possible shot in the NFL. And if he's seriously considering another season as an option it means he wants it to be a record effort. Great if he stays!

tigerrob44#291802 writes:

You have to believe he doesn't want to leave the good college life at Clemson or he would have already made his decision. He may still leave but, you have to think it is really a hard decision. I think he will go but, I honestly think he wants to stay for another year. I hope he stays. More money will be waiting on him next year, although, he will get a boat load now. And I ain't talking about some little fishing boat, either. A big ole yacht full of money. An aircraft carrier toting all of his money next year.

YabbaDaboDooDoo writes:

in response to tigerrob44#291802:

You have to believe he doesn't want to leave the good college life at Clemson or he would have already made his decision. He may still leave but, you have to think it is really a hard decision. I think he will go but, I honestly think he wants to stay for another year. I hope he stays. More money will be waiting on him next year, although, he will get a boat load now. And I ain't talking about some little fishing boat, either. A big ole yacht full of money. An aircraft carrier toting all of his money next year.

He just had a great year free from injury and he's rated pretty high. There's not that much room to go up. Why come back and risk getting hurt if the money is there now?

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