Del Ray running back picks up first offer

One Florida HS prospect picked up his first offer this week and he couldn't be happier that it came from Gus Malzahn. Del Ray Atlantic High School running back Tevin Spells admitted he was very excited and very relieved to get his first offer under his belt.

One Del Ray, Florida HS prospect picked up his first offer this week and he couldn't be happier that it came from Gus Malzahn.

Del Ray Atlantic running back Tevin Spells admitted he was very excited and very relieved to get his first offer under his belt.

"To get my first offer from Gus Malzahn is amazing," Spells told AStateNation Wednesday morning. "Arkansas State offered me on Monday, I was so excited. I know Coach Malzahn won a National Championship at Auburn and he is building a special program at Arkansas State."

Since receiving his first offer from ASU, Spells has been busy doing some research on the school.

"I have looked at their depth chart at running back," Spells admitted. "I know that they are coming off a 10 win season. I know that Michael Dyer is on their roster. It say's a lot to me that Dyer left Auburn and went with Coach Malzahn to Arkansas State."

Spells, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back with 4.5 speed, feels like he could learn a lot from the previous MVP of a National Championship.

"It would be a honor for me to be in the same backfield as Michael Dyer," Spells said. "He is a great back, one of the best."

Spells finished his junior season with over 900 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Spells is being recruited by Arkansas State's running back coach Eliah Drinkwitz.

"I call Coach Drinkwitz once a week," Spells said. "We have a great relationship, I can talk to him about anything. He is very excited on what Coach Malzahn is building at Arkansas State."

Spells will definitely take a visit to Jonesboro, possibly in the near future.

"I will definitely go up there and check things out," Spells said. "I might go up there this summer. I can't wait to meet everyone and really get to know their coaching staff better."