The Sacramento area of Northern California always has prospects. Many times players from the Golden State's capital fly a little under the watchful eye of recruitneks. One player who is beginning to emerge is wide receiver Spencer Hagan (6-4, 180, 4.6) from Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian.
Hagan earned second-team all-city and first-team all-academic honors as a junior after he hauled in 59 receptions for 928 yards and eight touchdowns.
The talented wide receiver first came to the attention of Rivals.com 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.
The thing that separates Hagan from other wide receivers is his blocking ability. He also isn't afraid of hard work in the weight room or putting in the extra time watching film not only to see what he is doing right, but what he needs to improve on. He runs tight precise routes and of course sports an excellent set of hands.
Former Cal Bear star receiver Geoff McArthur saw Hagan perform recently and he had the following thing to say.
"Honestly, seeing Spencer in action was awesome," McArthur said. "He definitely exceeded my expectations, not that I ever doubted his ability. He has natural receiving skills that make his game look smooth and effortless. His releases are above average compared to most high school athletes. He has the ability to catch the ball away from his body, which is very important for scouts to see. Also, he tracks the ball well and doesn't have a problem adjusting to poor/under thrown balls."
Colleges schools are beginning to take notice too as Hagan has heard from the likes of Cal, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Northwestern, Duke, Georgia and UConn.
"USC recently sent me a letter requesting tape," Hagan said. "I'll be going to UCLA's junior day in April. I attended Northwestern's junior day and I'm thinking about going to Cal's junior day also in April.
What is Hagan looking for in a school?
"Obviously the most important factor will be academics," Hagan said. "I want to major in the business and the better the academics will open up more doors because there is life after football.
"I would prefer to stay close to home, but if the school that fits my requirements is away from home then that's where I'll go."
Hagan has outstanding bloodlines. His brother, Kramer Hagan was an outstanding quarterback who ended up signing with Jerry Glanville and Portland State in February.