Oregon State’s Quarterback Coach Kevin McGiven has established a recruiting footprint in the greater Phoenix area for the Beavers. Having dipped into the area the past two recruiting cycles, Coach McGiven continues to look to the region for the next members of the Beaver football program.
It should come as no surprise that McGiven has taken notice of one of the area’s best players, quarterback Spencer Rattler. The 2019 4-star prospect picked up an offer from the Beavers last Thursday. The Beavers are the 16th program to extend an offer, joining the likes of Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Kentucky, Memphis, Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, and Utah in pursuit of one of the nation’s top signal callers.
Even though he has accumulated a number of offers early in his high school career, Spencer is just a sophomore; the importance of his recruitment and how it can affect his future is not lost on him. He plans to take his time and come to an informed decision on where he best fits in.
“You have to start thinking about college once you start picking up offers no matter how old you are, whether you’re a freshman or a senior. It’s not a quick decision though; you have to think about it over time. It’s a blessing to have all these different opportunities, I’m just going to take my time to look at all the different schools and try to find a place that I like and fit in at,” Rattler told BeaverBlitz.
Coach McGiven spent last Thursday afternoon taking in one of the Pioneers spring practices. It didn’t take long for him to see that Rattler already has what it takes to play at the next level.
“Coach McGiven was out at our practice on Thursday. After practice, I went over just to shake his hand and say hello real quick. He said I just want you to know, you have an offer from us. It took me two throws to see that. “
Spencer admits he doesn’t know all that much about Oregon State currently. Although he does know a couple players on the team, thanks in large part to McGiven’s recruiting efforts over the past couple years.
“I do know Mason Moran and Hamilcar Rashed a bit, Hamilcar more than Mason. Hamilcar’s a big Oregon State guy, so he’s told me a bit about it up there. Outside of that, I know a little bit of the history at Oregon State, but not that much.”
Rattler is thinking about studying sports management or business in college. Moving forward, Spencer is focused on the last couple weeks of Pinnacle’s spring football camp. This summer he has plans to see a couple different schools including Alabama, Oklahoma and USC.