Defensive end/running back/fullback Averell Spicer (6-2, 260, 4.6) from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is a member of the Rivals.com pre-evaluation period top 100 team. He certainly deserves that honor as he will be one of the most sought after prospects on the West Coast.
“Spice” (Spicer’s nickname) came out of the box with two offers from UCLA and Oregon State. He has now received a third offer from Florida State.
“It’s the offer I’ve been waiting for,” Spicer said. “It’s nice to have.”
“Florida State was my favorite team growing up,” Spicer said. “I wasn’t born in Florida, but I was raised there.”
Does this mean Spicer will be an early commitment?
“Right now I don’t have any favorites,” Spicer said. “I want to see how all the teams I’m interested in do this coming season and that will help me make my decision.”
What does Spicer want in a school?
“I want to go to a school where I fit in well and get a good education,” Spicer said. “I also want to go to a school that has a good football team.”
Not only is Spicer a dynamite football player but he’s pretty good in the shot as well.
Not only does Spicer participate in the shot and but he also runs the 100-meter.
Spicer currently holds the national title for the USA YTS intermediate boys division in the shot with a 57.3.
Of course, Spicer is pretty good on the gridiron, too. He has outstanding size, speed and strength. On the high school level he was tough to stop. He’s a tremendous pass rusher off the edge.
Even though he had to fight through double teams, Spicer led his team in sacks with 14. He also racked up 60 tackles in 2003.
Spicer’s junior season performance saw him selected all-state underclassman, all-area and all-league.
Not bad in the weight room either. He has incredible lower body strength as his 600-pound squat would indicate. Spicer also has an outstanding, for a big man, 32-inch vertical jump and his bench is 315.
Besides FSU, UCLA and Oregon State, USC, Miami and Oklahoma have also showed interest in Spicer.