Kleinrichert Staying Patient

Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic tight end/defensive end Spencer Kleinrichert and his team are off to a 4-1 start. He spoke to scout.com about his season and his newest offers he has earned.

Playing for Hyattsville (Md.) Dematha Catholic. one of the high-profile teams in the country, certainly has its challenges. Class of 2014 athlete Spencer Kleinrichert knows the grind from week to week can only make him better.

"We are currently 4-1 on the season, and for the most part playing well as a team. We play really good teams week in and week out. It is definitely a challenge, but that is how you get better each week," said Kleinrichert. "We still have plenty of things to work on, and I know I can continue to play better myself. I never want to be satisfied with where I am as a player or else I won't get any better. I'm not a big stats guy. I feel that by going as hard as I can every single play and doing my job that my stats will take care of itself."

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Kleinrichert is a jack of all trades for Dematha Catholic. He rarely comes off of the field, especially when games are close.

"On defense, I play on the edge in our 3-4 defensive scheme as a stand up outside linebacker. I also play tight end on offense and handle the punting duties," added Kleinrichert. "However, most schools are recruiting me for outside linebacker. I think that I'm versatile enough to play middle or outside linebacker at the next level."

Kleinrichert held offers from Bucknell, Massachusetts and Marshall entering the season. Since then, he added four more, and other schools continue to keep an eye on him.

"My latest offers are from Monmouth (N.J.), VMI, Buffalo, and William & Mary. I am also getting recruited by Georgetown, Lehigh, Delaware, and Richmond," Kleinrichert said. "I really don't have a top group of schools at this time. My coaches are a little bit for William & Mary because three of our coaches went there, so they just say it's a good school and all that. They don't push it too hard, but they said they think I can succeed there and that it is a really good school."

Focusing more on his high school season and putting recruiting on the back burner is Spencer's plan for now.

"I don't plan on taking many college visits during the season, if any at all," said Kleinrichert. "I've got recruiting on the back burner during the season. After the season, I may take all five official visits. I don't really have a top group of schools yet. I know I am very interested in all of the schools who have offered me so far. I will have to narrow my choices down to a top five after my season so I can figure out where to visit."

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