Spencer Seeking SMU Offer

Rockwall defensive end Jarrett Spencer is one of the best-kept secrets in Texas -- at least until now. After back-to-back outstanding efforts at summer camps, Spencer is beginning to reap some well-deserved attention from college recruiters. Read on to get the details.

While some prospects in the Class of 2011 already have scores of scholarship offers under their belt, others are just now beginning to emerge as big-time players on the recruiting radar. Rockwall defensive end Jarrett Spencer, a 6-foot-4, 235-pounder, fits into the latter category. Spencer, who possesses 4.8 speed to go along with an ideal frame, has the athleticism to be a flashy player, but he brings a blue-collar mentality to the football field.

"I actually don't know what kind of stats I had last year," said Spencer. "I'm more of a team player. I went to the SMU camp and it's the first camp that I've ever been to. It was a new experience and I learned a lot. Right now, I'm just working out at school and also with my brother, who is a personal trainer."

Last year was a rebuilding season of sorts for Rockwall, which finished with a 4-6 mark in 2009.

"We should be solid on both sides of the football this year," Spencer said. "The biggest games we're looking forward to are Highland Park and Rockwall-Heath, which is our crosstown rival."

Spencer is hoping that his performance at the SMU camp, coupled with a similar strong outing at UTEP's camp earlier this week, will yield dividends in the form of scholarship offers.

"I ran a personal best 4.80 at the UTEP camp Sunday," he said, "and I'm going to try to keep improving so I can get a little faster. The UTEP coaches told me that they have my film and that they're going to evaluate it - and then let me know if they're interested.

"I know that the SMU coaches got my transcripts from school. They talked to my coach and he told me that the SMU coaches were impressed with me, that I looked good at the camp. I think they're waiting on my SAT scores to arrive. I like SMU and I'm going to look more into it (the school)."

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