Arlington (Texas) Lamar's junior defensive end Chandler Spence did more than just rush the passer and disrupt opposing offenses this past season. The talented prospect is receiving interest because of his versatility.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder was also the punter for Lamar. That didn't keep Spence from racking up 57 total tackles, seven sacks, and a blocked punt of his own. That earned him all-district and all-region honors as a defensive player. Now, he's looking ahead to recruiting and junior days are his first order of business.
"I'm actually going to Oklahoma's junior day this weekend," Spence said. "I'm receiving quite a bit of mail, but not any offers yet. After OU, I'm going to the Rivals.com Junior Day at SMU (Feb. 10) and then the weekend after that, I'm going to Vanderbilt's event."
Two out-of-state schools are on Spence's mind. Tennessee and Notre Dame are his early leaders.
"I have a lot of family in Tennessee, so I've grown up around Tennessee football," Spence said. "I've always had interest in Notre Dame being a bit time school. Everybody knows about them for their academics and athletics."
A commitment from Spence looks to be a ways off.
"I'm not real sure yet," he said about a decision timeframe. "I'll probably be waiting for a while. I just have to see how it goes and talk it over with my family to make the best decision at the right time."