Coachable Spradley garnering interest

Tampa Bay Tech is looking to make some major moves in 2014 and doing so they'll rely a great deal on class of 2016 DT / OG Qu'juan Spradley. At 6-2, 280 pounds Spradley is a key cog up front helping quarterback Deon Cain do his thing both in the running and passing game. On defense, he's the man in the middle most of the time and a big man to move at that. We caught up with him at Florida's camp.

Qu'Juan Spradley is starting to get a good deal of attention. With two years until he graduates there is plenty of time for the recruiting process to happen, but schools are already taking notice.

"They talk to my coach a lot," Spradley said of the college assistants that are interested in him. "I was a sophomore last year so they couldn't really talk to me. They sent me letters saying they were looking at me. I got some from Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa State, Hampton, and Purdue so far."

With his size and versatility, there are a lot of options for Spradley. Schools see different things in him. He prefers the defensive side of the ball, but he won't limit his possibilities that way.

"They like that I am strong and that I am coachable," he said. "I do what I need to do to help my team win. I kind of want to play defensive tackle or tight end, but I don't have a problem playing offensive line."

Spradley is a pretty good athlete for his size and that comes from consistently working out, staying in shape, and making himself better. His motivation comes from missing the playoffs last year.

"I work out a lot in the gym, the treadmill, just trying to get bigger, stronger, and faster for the season," he says.

With 19 months until he would need to sign, Scout will be following Spradley during his recruitment.

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