"Well it's a pretty good feeling. My sister (Kylie Spurgeon) is there and I really wanted to go with her. I'm really glad that Coach McKnight started recruiting me," stated Spurgeon to PonyStampede.com on Wednesday night. "I really wanted it to be a place that I could choose from my list. When my sister signed there I said that if I ever was going to play college football it would be a nice place to go."
At 6'8, 270 pounds, Spurgeon has offers from SMU, Duke, Stanford, Arizona, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Texas Tech, Nebraska, Missouri, and Oklahoma State. He lists his four favorite schools as the Cowboys, Mustangs, Wildcats, and Red Raiders in no particular order.
"The main things that will go into my decision are mostly the coaches there and the players that I will be playing with. I want to be in a nice city and I need a good offensive line coach," said Spurgeon. "I want to extend my career past college. So that will definitely be a must have."
With family already on campus, what does Spurgeon know about the Hilltop?
"I know that the school is a great academic school. I know they were good, but have been on a down slope a bit. I think June Jones is going to really turn the program around. I would like to help build the program back up if I go there."
When Scout.com ranked their Top 300 players earlier this week, Spurgeon found himself as the highest rated offensive tackle in the state of Oklahoma.
"I feel honored. I never imagined my freshman year that I would be where I'm at right now. I have to thank my o-line coach Bill Patterson, freshman year I was not very good," stated Spurgeon. "My sophomore year he gave me every thing that I needed to do what I'm doing today. I really feel honored and it's starting to sink in a bit."
So when is Spurgeon planning on making a decision?
"I would like to have it done before my senior year, but if it comes down to me not knowing yet I will definitely wait until I'm sure."
Spurgeon, who is an outstanding student planning a major and a career in the medical field, is extra attractive because of his 3.99 grade point average. However, it is his size and his ability on the offensive line that really make him one of the top prospects in area. He had great coaches, playing on the same offensive line with future OSU freshman Brandon Webb and future Kansas freshman Gavin Howard.
***Contributionw to this report from Troy Testa and Josh Harvey.