Spencer Recaps Oregon Official Visit

Monrovia (Calif.) athlete Octavius Spencer was in Eugene over the weekend on an official visit to Oregon. What did he think of his time there? Find out below

Three-star Monrovia athlete Octavius Spencer took an official visit to Oregon over the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect was offered by Oregon a week ago as a cornerback and set up his official visit just a day later. After watching the Ducks beat Colorado 44-10 on Saturday, Spencer reflected on the visit with eDuck on Sunday afternoon.

“The trip went really well,” he said. “I really loved it out here in Eugene. I loved the atmosphere of the game, the brotherhood of the team, the DBs, the communication on defense, the coaches treating me like family, the players, the academics. They have my majors and things like that, great connections here. I loved it overall. Everything was lovely.”

Spencer’s host was Ducks sophomore safety Tyree Robinson. Both of them hail from Southern California, and the two struck up a friendship almost immediately.

“We’re kind of like the same person,” he said. “I think (we were) set up together for a certain reason because when we were hanging out we had a great connection. We come from the same situation so it was real good.”

Spencer also spent time discussing how he would fit in within the Ducks system if he chose Oregon with the coaching staff.

“They see me fitting in well,” he said. “They said they know they’re going to lose three of their really good cornerbacks to the draft and they have spots to fill. They said I have a really good chance of coming in, do what I have to do, keep up the good work and I’ll be playing.”

Spencer was further encouraged to find out that Oregon surpassed his expectations academically.

“When I first got there that was the first thing I asked about,“ he said. “And all they had to say to me were really good things about the programs and my majors. They have really good academic advisors and a really good personal relationship with the players. That’s what I really loved about it. They know what they’re talking about. They know what they’re doing over there at Oregon.

“They have my majors and that’s a really big thing. Academics is big for them and the football team, which is big for me. I really fell in love with that.”

Despite some damp conditions, Spencer said that he wasn’t phased by the weather during his visit and commented that Eugene was a nice town.

“Social wise,” he said. “Everybody’s nice out here.”

Up next for Spencer is a trip to Washington on Dec. 5. He’s still planning out additional visits and currently holds offers from the Huskies, UCLA, Cal and Sacramento State along with Oregon.

With Oregon now in the background, he said the visit was enough to name the Ducks as one of his top programs.

“They kind of blew me away with everything,” he said. “Not even just with the little things, the uniforms and stuff like that. Just I felt like the brotherhood, the family. how they brought me in quick, I just loved it out here. They’re definitely one of my top schools right now.”

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