Defensive end/running back/tight end Averell Spicer (6-2, 260, 4.6) from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is proving his merit in the early season that he is one of the best football players in the nation. Besides Spicer’s standout play on defense he is also playing running back and tight end.
Though Spicer is showing good skills as a running back he still projects as a defensive player.
Some schools however are talking about using Spicer as a running back on short yardage situations.
Battling through double and triple teams Spicer has racked up 16 tackles and four sacks in three games.
Spicer has already taken one official visit to Nebraska.
“Nebraska went very well,” Spicer said. “They showed me a lot about the school and the way they play football.”
Nebraska, USC and Florida State are top three schools at the moment with Oklahoma, Oregon State and LSU also very much in the hunt.
Oregon and Michigan are also making headway.
Spicer has official visits set to Florida State on November 19th, Oklahoma December 10th and USC on January 14th.
Oregon, Oregon State, LSU and Michigan are battling it out for the last visit.
Spicer is also an outstanding shot putter and his heave of 62-feet was the longest throw of any junior in the nation this past track season.
Will Spicer compete in both sports on the next level?
“It’s not imperative that I compete in both sports as a college athlete,” Spicer said. “But is something I would like to do.”
Spicer is a member of the Rivals.com, Rivals100 team for the class 2005 as the number 36 rated prospect at any position in the nation. He also rated by Rivals.com as the number one weak side defensive end in the country.
Spicer is a member of the Rivals.com Preseason California Top 100 team landing as the Golden State’s number six prospect at any position.