A player that has really taken off is Spencer Ladner. Ladner, a 6-foot-7 and 240-pound tight end from Kansas City (Mo.) Pembroke Hill, was studying up when Big Red Report caught up with him.
"It's finals week, man," Ladner said. "At our school, we literally go over everything that we have learned in the semester and then there is a test on it. No open book. No nothing. Just memorization."
"I have tests until Wednesday. That's our last final. Just a couple of more days and the year will be over with. It's not that bad."
Ladner was one of the top performers at the recent Scout.com combine in Kansas City. He was happy with his performance and thought that he had a great chance to show off his skills.
"I thought that I did pretty well. I didn't test really that well, but that wasn't really what I was worried about. I was focused on how I would do on the one on ones."
"I thought that went well. I made some pretty good catches in one on ones. I didn't really get a chance to show my stuff in the seven on seven thing. Other than that it went really, really well."
The summer for Ladner technically starts on Thursday and he already has some plans in place. He is going to start taking some trips to see the schools that have been by to see him and offered. He also has plans to attend a camp on the west coast.
"I am going to take some trips to schools that have offered me so I can start think about my leaders. I don't really have any other camp or combine plans beyond the Nike camp at Oregon."
"I am going to take trips to Nebraska, Oklahoma, California, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin. I don't know when these trips will start. Maybe in the middle or the end of June."
Ladner Tripping to U-M in June
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