Growing Interest

After suffering setbacks in his junior and senior seasons, Myles Spearman has been shooting up recruiting charts since he has made the move over to defense. He currently holds one offer, but there were some big names knocking at his door just before the dead period.

Myles Spearman, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound athlete from Cherry Hill, N.J., had a rough start to the season.

"I got real sick right before the season began," Spearman said. "I spent two weeks in the hospital. I had a bad infection in my stomach. I did what I could at the beginning of the year, but it took me awhile to get back into top shape."

"I had around 500 yards rushing, but I made a bigger impression on defense. I did not concentrate solely on defense until the last three games. I would say that I was around the ball almost every play and I am sure that I led the team in tackles in all three games. Most of the schools that are looking at me now are looking at me as a linebacker or safety."

The Scout.com two-star prospect has one offer, but there may be some more on the way once it gets out that there are some big names starting to take an interest in him.

"I have had an offer from Temple for awhile, but Ohio State, Penn State and Iowa all got into contact with me right before the dead period. Iowa came down to my school to talk, and I spoke with Penn State and Ohio State over the phone" Spearman informed.

"I went to camp at Ohio State. I had a great camp. It was before I got sick, so I was 100%. After the camp, I was called into the coach's office, and they told me that they were interested in me. At that time I was being recruited as a running back, and they said they were only going to be taking two backs in the class, but they wanted to see how I performed throughout my season. I was injured my junior year, and I only played three games, so they wanted to see me in action," Spearman informed.

"The coaches at Penn State wanted me to come in to camp, but I just could not make it. Looking back on it I wish I could have gone, because I did not know that I was going to get sick. I would have gotten the chance to show them what I had in person."

Spearman has not set up any official visits, but he plans to, as soon as he finds out exactly where he stands with each of the programs.

"I have sent my tapes off to all of these schools. I am just hopeful that they like what they see, and that I start to get those offers."

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