Odell Flashes His Skill

Shaker Heights defeated Parma Normandy 39-7 Thursday evening, and there were several outstanding individual performers on the winning side. Junior wide receiver Odell Spencer had several highlight reel catches.

One of the more unknown talents on the Shaker Heights football team is junior wide receiver Odell Spencer, but he came up big Thursday night in his team's 39-7 win over Parma Normandy.

Spencer, 6-foot, 175-pounds, caught six passes for 163 yards and scored two touchdowns in the win. On a team with multiple weapons offensively, Spencer stood out in the win with his speed and athleticism.

"This was a big night for me and I'm glad I was able to show people what I can do," Spencer stated. "I had to step up tonight, because they told me they were going to me often, and I had an unbelievable game. Once I got on a roll I felt I was unstoppable."

"I'm able to gain separation, and that's what I'm best at, so tonight we tried to go deep and hit the big play," he added. "The diving catch in the end zone is the top play of my career so far, and I really had to sell out to get the football."

With one offer to his credit, Spencer will look to build on his junior season with camps and combines in an effort to land more offers.

"I've had a good junior season, but I could have done way more," he explained. "We have so many weapons that one person will not be a star in this offense. I do have the offer from Bowling Green, and I have schools contacting me."

"We play on so many Saturdays that I'm not able to take visits and go to games," he continued. "I've been invited to games at West Virginia, Cincinnati, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, and some other schools. I have to see if we make the playoffs, because if we do we will play on Saturday, before I know if I can get out to see any of these schools. I know I will be going to a lot of camps next summer for sure."

EVALUATION: Spencer has the speed and quickness to be a factor at the next level as an inside slot-receiver. He has good hands and runs precise routes, but needs to add upper-body strength to be able to get off the line better and be a more effective blocker. Definitely a player to watch for 2014 in Ohio.

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