Wide receiver Spencer Hagan (6-4, 180, 4.6) from Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian has had very busy spring and it could get a lot busier as schools are coming by the campus to check the fast rising prospect out. Just this past Saturday, Hagan took in the Cal scrimmage earlier in the day then he hopped on a plane and saw UCLA's spring game at the Rose Bowl Saturday Evening.
"Spencer spends every Thursday at the Cal practice and sits in on the wide receiver film sessions at the invitation of Kevin Daft," Scott Hagan, Spencer Hagan's dad said. "We spent a great day at the UCLA Junior day on April 19th as well and coach Reggie Moore and Tim Hauck pulled Spencer aside at the end and told him they were going to recruit a 'burst' kid and a 'big' at wide out. They wanted to make sure he was coming back to the Spring game, he did, and June 7th for a workout."
At UCLA's scrimmage, Hagan hung out with UCLA commit Todd Golper and USC commit Morrell Presley. He also received quite a bit of attention from UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel.
USC is beginning to show interest in Hagan and are supposed to be on campus today (May 1st). USC assistant Rocky Seto spoke with Capital Christian coach Karl Zierhut for an hour on the phone recently making plans for the visit. Washington was on the Capital Christian campus for 45 minutes talking Zierhut about Hagan.
Northwestern, Boise State, Nebraska, Stanford, San Jose State and other schools are also very interested in him.
One of the reasons that Hagan is receiving such attention is he is very young. He just turned 17 in late February and has grown a ton from the kid people saw on film. He also opened up some eyes when he ran a blistering two-cone shuttle in 4.09. That happened to be the fastest time in the country for athletes who stood 6-4.
Hagan is working incredibly hard this offseason and is planning on going to the USC Rising Senior Camp and UCLA's One Day camp just mention two. There will be others. He will be at the Stanford NIKE in May and. the B2G event in late June.
Hagan also works out privately with former Cal quarterback Troy Taylor and Dallas Cowboy tight end Doug Cosbie. This duo currently helps develop quarterbacks and receivers in the Sacramento area.
Both Taylor and Cosbie had high praise for Hagan.
"Spencer is a legitimate Division I player," Taylor said. "He reminds me a lot of Chase Lyman, a player that I recruited to Cal. He has soft hands and great body control in going up for balls in the air. For anyone that's looking for a bigger wide receiver, this guy's a steal."
Being compared to Lyman is a very good thing. Cosbie also had high praise and besides being in the NFL for 11 years, Cosbie was on Bill Walsh's Stanford staff in the 90's.
"This one is a no brainier," Cosbie said. "With Spencer's size, skill set, and work ethic he should be on the top of everyone's list that is looking for big athletic receiver. He has all the qualities Bill Walsh had us look for in a receiver, you can't miss with him.
As a junior, Hagan earned second-team all-city and first-team all-academic honors after he hauled in 59 receptions for 928 yards and eight touchdowns.