Defensive end/running back/fullback Averell Spicer (6-2, 260, 4.6) from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is definitely one to put on your list of players to watch. 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’s talent in shot is taking him to one of the most premier track events in the nation. He left early this morning (February 19th) for Idaho State University he will partake in the prestigious Simplot Games.
Look for Spicer to do well. He currently holds the national title for the USA YTS intermediate boys division in the shot with a 57.3.
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. The scouting report on Spicer is he’s a tremendous pass rusher.
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.
Oregon State was the first team to offer Spicer a ride, but UCLA was close behind.
USC, FSU, Miami and Oklahoma have also showed interest in Spicer.
“I don’t have a real favorite at this time,” Spicer said. “I’m going to let the recruiting process play it out.”
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.”