Decision Coming Soon?

Leland (NC) North Brunswick wide receiver Owen Spencer was happy with his play in the season opener against Midway High School.

"We played Midway and came away with a victory," Owen Spencer told Pack Pride. "We won that one 42-12. I think we're going to have a big year. We have a lot of weapons and a strong team for our league."

Just like his junior season, Spencer made the most of his touches against Midway. He had just three catches, but finished the night with 78 yards and two touchdowns despite the limited touches. In 2004, he caught only 30 passes, but had 802 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging 26.7 yards per catch. Spencer continues to be a big-play receiver.

"I have speed and ability to go get the ball and dominate any defender... I'm able to get separation," he said.

This weekend he leads North Brunswick into a tough contest against West Columbus High School, a team that features one of the state's top defensive prospects in defensive tackle Ricardo Crawford, a Georgia commitment.

On Sunday, Spencer will take an unofficial visit to Raleigh and watch NC State face Virginia Tech in the season opener for both teams.

"I'm excited about that game," Spencer said. "It's a battle between the schools that I'm mainly looking at.

"I expect to feel like I'm at home at State. I just want to get a good feel and see how college atmosphere is there."

Spencer believes the home team will come out on top.

"I think State will win because of their defense and some of their young studs on offense," he said.

It sounds like a great unofficial visit could even yield NC State its fifth commitment in the Class of 2006.

"I'm mainly looking to decide in the next few weeks," Spencer said. "I could do it this weekend if the visit is right. If I'm just at the stadium and the feeling is right I could see it happening. With that atmosphere I could do it, but it's not definite right now."

Spencer added that he has an official visit lined up with NC State for next month and will also take an official visit to Virginia Tech during the season.

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