NMVarsity.com: Meet Aaron Springer

NMVarsity.com continues looking at next year's New Mexico gridiron stars.

This year, New Mexico has a slew of dangerous players. Aaron Springer (5'11, 170) certainly has an argument for being one of the states most dangerous.

Aaron Springer


Aaron will be a 3 year two- way starter for St. Pius X when his senior season rolls around. His sophomore year he started at running back and corner for the Sartan's. He piled up 900 yards of total offense that year despite being the second option to a record setting RB in Kevin Gonzales. Defensively Springer had 33 tackles and 5 interceptions, which earned him a 1st team All-District spot and a spot on the honorable mention All-State team.


This past season, as a junior, Aaron had 153 carries for 1254 yards and 36 receptions for 804 yards; more importantly he ended the season with 23 TD's. Springer also recorded 35 tackles and 2 interceptions on defense. His junior campaign earned him 1st team All- District, district player of the year, 1st team All-Metro, and 1st team All-State.


Aaron's' diversity certainly makes him an intriguing prospect at the next level. He has good vision so running back is an option and his hips and feet are very quick, so corner is also an option at the collegiate level, however, it's the opinion of this writer that wide receivers is Aaron's projected position. Aaron is blessed with reliable hands, great game speed, and explosiveness. His ability to jump, adjust to the ball and run right by the competition makes him hard to cover. Since his sophomore year, he has burned many of the state's best DB's, including some eventual D-I guys.  His 3.2 GPA puts icing on the cake.


Like all players, Aaron does have some things to work on. Since he is a 3 sport athlete (football, basketball and track) his weight tends to fluctuate. Once Aaron can consistently lift weights, it should not be a problem, but all that running and no lifting (in the off-season) tend to leave people light. If Aaron can get his legs stronger his 4.49 speed could easily get even faster.


So far Aaron is in the early stages of the recruiting process. His film has been sent to the in state schools (New Mexico and New Mexico State) and he has received film requests from Texas, Arizona, and Arizona State.


Side note: Springer attended the junior All-American combine in San Antonio in January and said he felt he could have ran better but said he was very happy on how he measured up against the top competition in the one on ones.


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