Four-star WR Evan Spencer Receives Duck Offer

One could argue that the receiving tandem at Vernon Hills (IL) High could rival the tandems at a handful of Division I/FBS schools. Yesterday, eDuck highlighted the exploits of DaVaris Daniels. Today, we introduce to you four-star wide receiver, Evan Spencer; one of the most recent recipients of a scholarship offer from the University of Oregon.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"Yes I do actually. I received one over the weekend."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"They had been kind of talking to me a little bit lately and they offered me. I gave Coach a call yesterday saying that I had missed him and that I was going to give him a call a little bit later tonight just to thank him and whatever."

Which coach from Oregon extended you the offer?

"I don't know...it just came in the mail."

Which coaches from Oregon have you been in the most contact with?

"I've been talking to the receivers coach...Coach (Scott) Frost."

How often have you been in contact with Coach Frost?

"We've shot each other a few e-mails. He sent me one yesterday just kind of saying what's up and seeing how things were and whatever. Like I said, the offer was just kind of over the weekend for me and it's all kind of new I guess."

What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"I'd love to come out there. I don't know too much about it. I'd love to come out and see. I'm actually good friends with Jairus Byrd, the corner/safety with the Bills, because our dads coached together. I mean we've known each other since we were little kids, so I kind of text him every now and then and see how he's doing and stuff like that."

Is there anything in particular that captures your interest when you think of Oregon?

"I know that they've had a string of success and that they have awesome facilities, but as far as that goes, I don't really know too much more about it. I've talked to Jairus a few times, but that was just kind of whatever...it was just really basic stuff."

How would you descirbe yourself as a player?

"I'd say I'm probably somebody that loves to go get the ball and have the ball in my hands. I won't disappoint. If there's a catch to be made, I'm gonna go it. That's probably the best I can give you."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"A guy I try to make my game like as much as I can is A.J. Green at Georgia. That's my favorite receiver in college football. I try to make my game kind of like his."

What are you looking for in a program?

"The things that I'll definitely be looking at are the football team really has to have like a family atmosphere. They gotta love each other. I just want a good family atmosphere between coaches, players, academic people, students, and everybody. Everybody's gotta be inter-connected and there's no groups. And also, a good campus life and good facilities and relationship with the coaches...those are just some of the basic things."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to school?

"I haven't. My counselors have brought it up with me just recently and I've started to think about it, but like I said that was just recently. Before then I was just kind of like, "Pssh, whatever I'm just gonna go to school", and now I've kind of realized that it's kind of important and that it's better to know what you want to do when you go there so that you can just know right now and you don't have to take the two years to figure out what you want to do. My counselors and I are going to talk about that, so I'm still thinking about it...I'm not really sure yet."

What are some of the other offers that you hold from other schools?

"I have Iowa, Purdue, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Memphis, Arkansas, Oregon, Nebraska, and I think there's one more."

Is distance a factor for you at all?

"Distance isn't really a factor for me, but it would be more trying to convince my mom and stuff like that. For me, it doesn't really matter to me if I decided I wanted to go somewhere further away, but it would be more trying to ease my mom in to it."

Do you have a top five or anything like that at this point?

"I probably don't have a top five. I have a few schools that are up there like Ohio State, Iowa, I have Notre Dame...they're not in any real specific order, but other than that, I haven't really visited any other schools outside of them in order to put them in top spots. That's just, from the places that I've been, that's probably just some of the top schools. I still have the beginning of the summer to make all my visits and I'm trying to see if I can get out to Oregon sometime over the summer. I just have to talk to my parents about that and see what they want to do about that."

Do you and your teammate, DaVaris Daniels, talk about playing together at all at the next level?

"Yeah we do and it definitely helps me a lot, because it just gives me somebody to talk to. Other than my dad, it just gives me somebody who's in my position to talk to. As far as school, what we're going to do is we're going to try to make our decisions seperately and then if it just so happens that we end up at the same school, then it'll be like that. But, we don't think it would be fair to a school if we said no to it just because one of us didn't want to go and one of us did."

Have you taken any Junior Day or unofficial visits this year? Do you have plans to take any this summer?

"Unofficial visits I've been to are Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Notre Dame."

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