For Dothan (Ala.) Northview linebacker Spencer Pybus, his potential journey to Division I-A will depend on his showing at several summer camps at high profile college programs.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder currently has no scholarship offers, but is looking to show he belongs with the big boys when he heads to various campuses this month and next.
"There's not much going on right now," Pybus said. "I go down to Auburn this weekend and then Tennessee after that. Those are the ones I have scheduled for this month."
Pybus will head to three more prospect camps in July.
"Next month, I will be going to Florida State, Arkansas and Alabama."
Two programs remain in constant contact.
"Bama and Auburn are recruiting me the hardest," he said. "I've always been an Auburn fan growing up, but I am not going to use that as a reason I make a college choice."
Most schools are taking a wait-and-see approach with Pybus in terms of jumping on board with an offer.
"They all are saying for me to come to camp," he said. "My name is just starting to get out there, so the schools are just really starting to learn about me."
Recruiting fans began to learn about Pybus after he put on a testing show at the Atlanta NIKE Combine in February. He ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash, a 4.31-second shuttle bench pressed 185 pounds 39 times and had an outstanding 40-inch vertical leap.
Pybus, who had 128 tackles his junior year, has set his goals even higher for 2007.
"I want to average 15 tackles per game," he said.