November 2, 2006

Beasley set to sign with Wildcats

Think Michael Beasley is excited to put an end to the recruiting process when he signs with Kansas State next week? Talk to his mother. Sure, Beasley is looking forward to officially becoming a Wildcat, but don't underestimate just how relieved Fatina Smith will be once her phone stops ringing relentlessly with major college coaches on the other end trying to make one last pitch to earn the services of her superstar son.

So, just how happy will Smith, Beasley's mother, be come Nov. 8, the date on which Beasley will ink with the Wildcats and put an end to the recruitment of the No. 1 prospect for the Class of 2007 as rated by

"Oh, I can't even tell you," she said, followed by a quick laugh. "The phone calls, all of the insinuations of him not going to Kansas State…it's going to be more of a relief than maybe even excitement."

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