Colleges Checking Out Auburn High Receiver

A report is featured on a speedy 2007 football prospect.

Auburn, Ala.--Ralph Spry Jr. is a speedy wide receiver from Auburn High School who is receiving plenty of early attention from college football programs.

Spry says he has an early offer from Troy and is also being recruited by Tennessee, West Virginia, Marshall, Army, Colorado, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, North Alabama, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Georgia Tech and LSU along with hometown Auburn, where his father is the head track and field coach.

Spry, who is 5-10 1/2, 166 pounds has run a 4.47 40-yard dash, is a two-sport athlete who competes in track and field in the spring. He runs on the 4x100 relay team, long jumps and triple jumps. Last season he caught 32 passes for 320 yards and four TDs in football.

In track he has long jumped 22 feet, 7 3/4 inches and has a longest triple jump of 44 feet, 10 inches.

Spry, who has been playing football since fourth grade, says he will be training to get stronger and faster for football as a senior. "Basically, I will be working on everything," he says. "I would say my speed and my routes are my strong point."

Spry, who says he is interested in majoring in either computer software or physical education, says his early favorites are Auburn and Tennessee.

This spring he is concentrating on track and field, but says he hopes to be able to participate in the on Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

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