Although he is confident of his ability he realizes there are other areas of his game that need consistent attention. "I can always work on my footwork and on keeping my feet moving," he said.
Averell grew up in Orlando where the Seminoles were his favorite team as a kid. "I was raised in Orlando and they were always my favorite team," said Spice who grabbed 60 tackles and 14 sacks his junior year at Rancho Cucamanga. "I loved them for about nine years."
"I love the coaching staff at USC a lot," he said. "I know they have a great defense and I've already been able to meet them. I'd like to play for them."
Even though he favors the Trojans, his trip to Corvallis went well and he loved the coaches and atmosphere on campus. "Oregon State was the first school to offer me in January," Spricer said. "They like me a lot and I like the coaches a lot there too. It's a really nice area and atmosphere."
The OSU coaches will stay in contact with Spricer throughout his senior season in hopes of landing him early. Even with several schools calling he wants to take his time making his college choice.
"I'd like to take all my time," Spricer told theInsiders.com. "I really want to make sure I fit in well. Also, I don't want to redshirt."