OL Spurlock can't wait to visit FSU

When it comes to OL recruiting, the process is often a long evaluation period. One offensive lineman that Florida State has become interested in is David Spurlock, a guard prospect from Murfreesboro, TN. NoleDigest caught up with the quiet standout to talk about how his recruiting process is going, his official visit to FSU this weekend, an who he expects for an in-home visit on Thursday.

For Spurlock, the recruiting process has been going pretty good. While people get wrapped up in stars and ranking, Spurlock is a kid who just gets it done on the field. As the runner-up to Tennessee High School 5A Mr. Lineman, he graded out well in all of his games and says he had over 60 pancake blocks on the season. He explains, "Recruiting is going pretty good. I have around 12 offers and I am focusing in on Florida State, N.C. State, North Carolina and Louisville. Early on I was hearing a lot from Tennessee and Alabama, but they were really limited in the number of guys they were taking, so they aren't recruiting me much anymore."

While FSU hasn't been recruiting Spurlock for long, they have indeed made an impression on him. "I am interested in FSU because they are FSU. I like them a lot, and I like Coach Trickett. It's a good place to play football. They offered me officially four days ago. I really wanted them to offer me and I was happy they offered," said Spurlock.

Rick Trickett is notorious for being an aggressive coach and recruiter. He is a reason as to why Spurlock has major interest in FSU, and he states the two have hit it off. He says, "I sat down with him at my school recently and we talked about the blocking schemes and how he thinks I am the right kind of guy for his line. We talked about how he works his guys hard, and is your best friend the next minute. I know about his hard style of coaching. We talked about how he wants a strong, hard-nosed line. He is coming tonight (Thursday) for an in-home visit."

As you can see, Coach Trickett has turned up the heat lately and it looks like it is right on time. Spurlock tells NoleDigest that he plans on making his official visit this weekend, and it's a trip he is looking forward in making. "I am leaving around 7am Friday. I know for sure my step-mom is coming with me, and I think my dad is as long as he works it out with his job. I've never been to FSU and I am hoping that it feels like home away from home. I like FSU and they need to just keep doing what they're doing. They kinda stick out a little bit right now," stated David.

For Spurlock he has a few things he is looking for in a school. While he is in no rush to make a decision, hr is focus in looking for these to help make his decision easier when that time comes. He said, "It is going to come down to do I like the offensive line coach, do they have a Sports Medicine program I can study and can they get me to the next level. I haven't set a date yet and I really don't have an idea when I will make it. I'll play it by ear and go from there. If a visit stands out it stands out for a reason."

David, who is already fully qualified, is one of the top linemen in Tennessee this year. He feels that he has a skill set that, if he continues to work on, will make him a good player on the college level. "I have quick feet, and I am a guy that in the trenches I can get my base block, and move off and get other guys. I can trap block well and I do a good job pulling. I move well for being 6'5" and 282 pounds. Right now I am losing some weight because I am playing basketball, but after I want to add some healthy weight and stay around a good looking 285. I think I need to continue to get stronger and faster, and I will continue to work on making sure I stay at my target weight," stated Spurlock.

While this is a prospect that is now showing up on the Noles radar, this is a prospect the coaches like. For Trickett to make a visit to his school and an in-home the day before his visit shows just what the coaches think of this talented kid. Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with David as well as the other targets for the 2008 recruiting class.

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