A fourth offer in for Spann

Army coaches are preparing for the big game in Baltimore this weekend but also keeping an eye on recruiting. Tre' Spann,a 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver/cornerback of DeSoto Central (Southaven, Miss.) High School received an offer last night from Black Knights coach Danny Verpaele and gave his thoughts to ArmySports.com.

"The attention from Army just started two or three weeks ago," Spann said. "Coach Danny V. and I started direct messages one another on Twitter which led to him telling me that he wanted to speak personally to me. After that, we spoke more and more often. After my basketball game last night, he offered. He spoke about my speed and the physicality with which I play with and that I just know how to play the game. They didn't really specify the position, but I assume it's with wide receiver, cornerback, or safety.

"After Army first started to talk with me about going to school there I decided to read up on it. I think it's a great school. If I end up going there I know they'll teach me to be a man and how to earn respect. That's intriguing to me. I've had an aunt, cousin, and my grandfather in the military, so there's a some tradition in my family."

In a senior season in suburban Memphis, Spann caught 30 passes for 300 yards and a touchdown and made 50 tackles, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries in the secondary. He also had 295 yards on kickoff returns.

"The season didn't quite end the way we wanted it to," he said. "It was fun though. I made a lot of memories. I started on varsity ever since I my freshman year. This was probably my best season. Not only was I stronger physically and a lot faster, I felt like I became a smarter football player.

"I'm in the process of finalizing my official visits. I have offers from Eastern Illinois, Jacksonville State, Alcorn State, and Army and plan on visiting all three before I make my decision. Also, I've been offered by three JuCo programs here in the state of Mississippi. I want to make sure I'm getting a good education first of all. I'd like the environment to be family-oriented since I'll be away from my own family and friends and probably won't know anybody at first. I looking to go somewhere I'll have some fun and play ball."

Spann took a break from basketball to return to the gridiron and represented North Mississippi in the 2014 Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic played in Gulfport, Miss. on December 20, 2014.

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