So I was able to sneak a peak at John Tyler HS (Tyler TX) WR/Safety Tarik Spencer today as he worked out today. All I can say for sure is this guy is one heck of an athlete. Spencer is a 6'2" 166 athletic WR/Safety that said, "I'm not sure of my exact 40 time, but I believe it is somewhere around 4.5…"
I asked him why he came out to New Mexico, "I was invited," said Tarik. "I'm glad I came out as I really like it here!" According to Tarik it wasn't all good at first, "The elevation here made me tired right away," said Tarik. I did tell him I watched him run his drills and he didn't seem tired at all. "I was," he smiled. "But I can always get ready for the next play." Or in this case test? "Yes sir."
The first test I watched Tarik participate in was the Vertical jump. Can you say sick? The guy can flat out jump…
Next were the 40 times and I couldn't even hesitate a guess, but he has some sick wheels.
cones were set up and Tarik just displayed a natural ability
in all three tests. Tarik said, "We do the same sort of things at
Tyler, so it
isn't as much I picked up any new things at the camp. I was able to
abilities to the coaches."
asked Tarik what he thought his top abilities were and he
said, "My vertical, quickness, and my hands," After watching him not
the timed and measured drills, I would say Tarik knows himself very
I did spot Tarik taking passes from some coaches,
and no offense to the coaching staff but not all of the passes were
what I would call things of beauty. Still Tarik was able to display his
ability to jump for a ball, make route adjustments while the ball was
in the air, and most importantly, he kept his feet and made the "QB's"
look really good while doing it.
At this point Tarik Spencer is being recruited by the University of New Mexico and Tulsa and holds no offers, but workouts like todays should change that around very quickly.
said the elevation wore him out, and if that is the
case and he was able to compete like he did today… well let's just say
Tarik Spencer is a good thing!
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