One of the nation's premier outside linebacker prospects for the Class of 2013 ... Possesses great strength and athleticism that could also earn him snaps as a pass rushing defensive end at the collegiate level ... Arguably the top prospect in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2013 ... A consensus four-star recruit by all of the national recruiting services ... An Under Armour All-American who competed for Team Nitro at the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game held on Jan. 4 in Tampa, Fla. ... Committed to LSU live on national television during ESPN's broadcast of the Under Armour All-America Game ... Was also named a 2012 MaxPreps Small Schools First-Team All-American as a high school senior ... Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream team as the number 86 overall player in the nation ... Tabbed as the No. 2-ranked recruit in Louisiana by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports ... Ranked as high as the No. 41 recruit nationally regardless of position and the fourth-ranked athlete in the ESPN 150 for 2013 ... Also ranked No. 68 nationally in the Top247 by 247Sports, No. 84 in the Rivals100 and No. 138 in the Scout 300 ... The nation's fifth-ranked athlete by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 7 outside linebacker nationally by 247Sports ... Also the nation's 15th-ranked defensive end by Scout.com for 2013 ... A member of the Advocate Super Dozen ... Named the Class 3A Defensive Most Valuable Player and a first-team Class 3A all-state selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association while leading East Feliciana High School to a berth in the state semifinals with a 9-4 record in 2012 ... One of the state's top defenders while finishing his senior season with 91 total tackles, including 17 sacks and 23 tackles for loss ... Also forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles on the year ... Honored as the inaugural winner of the 104.5 ESPN Capital City Prep Player of the Year award with his effort in 2012 ... Named the 2012 Warrick Dunn Award winner and the WAFB Sportsline Player of the Year ... Kicked off the recruiting process with an invitational to attend "The Opening" on July 5, which is an all-star prospect camp held each summer on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore. ... Coached at East Feliciana High School by Cedric Anderson.
Born on Dec. 2, 1994 ... Parents are Wendell and Urhonda Beckwith ... Brother, Wendell Beckwith, Jr., plays defensive end for Tulane University ... Cousin, Darry Beckwith, was a two-time second-team All-SEC linebacker at LSU during his collegiate career from 2005-08 before signing a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers in 2009.