The current rising senior class in North Carolina may be thin as far as five-star caliber talent but it seems to be well-stocked with several skilled athletes. One of the top wide receivers we watched this spring was wideout Owen Spencer from North Brunswick High School in Leland, NC. At 6-2, 165 pounds, Spencer is razor thin but he has tremendous football skills and more than makes up for his lack of size with 4.49-second speed in the 40-yard dash. Last season he hauled in 30 passes for 802 yards and 13 touchdowns.
NC State was the first school to offer Spencer and he has been unabashed in proclaiming the Wolfpack as his top school. In addition to the Pack, the rising senior is also highly interested in Virginia Tech (offer), Clemson and Auburn. However, it would appear State's persistence has paid off and Spencer recently told Pack Pride that the Wolfpack has impressed him on several fronts.
"It's a good program," said Spencer. "They've shown a lot of interest and I like them. They're close to home and will give me a chance to show my skills. They think I can come in and play early and they're telling me I'm one of the top receiver prospects for them next year. They feel like I can stretch the field."
In addition to NC State, Spencer plans camp stops at UNC, Clemson and East Carolina over the summer.
Those trips could go a long ways toward helping Spencer settle on a future college later in the year.
"I'm planning on making a decision by the end of this summer or no later than the middle of next season," he said.
Spencer Quotable: "I have speed, and ability to go get the ball and dominate any defender – I'm able to get separation."