Grandview Athlete Making A Name For Himself

2A programs such as Grandview High School don't get the attention they often deserve in the state of Texas, but that doesn't stop colleges like Texas A&M from recruiting the talent that resides in those areas. A&M Coach Charles McMillian may have found a hidden gem while touring the Grandview area. Daniel Spencer is a 6-foot, 185 pound athlete whom McMillian has already visited twice this spring.

2A programs such as Grandview High School don't get the attention they often deserve in the state of Texas, but that doesn't stop colleges like Texas A&M from recruiting the talent that resides in these lesser known areas. A&M defensive backs coach Charles McMillian may have found a hidden gem while touring the Grandview area. Daniel Spencer is a 6-foot, 185 pound multi-faceted athlete whom McMillian has already visited twice this spring. It appears an offer could be looming pending approval from the A&M higher authority.

"Coach McMillian from Texas A&M has been up here twice this spring to watch Daniel practice," said Grandview Head Coach Aubrey Sims. "From what I gathered, Coach McMillian is ready to offer but he needs Coach Sherman's approval before that can happen."

Daniel does it all for the Zebras playing quarterback, slot receiver, running back, corner, and safety for Grandview. He led his team in rushing (530-yards), receiving (431-yards), scoring (71- tot pts), tackles (61), and interceptions (4-interceptions) as a junior. The Co-Offensive MVP of his district is starting to garner attention from Oklahoma State, Louisiana Tech, and Arkansas but none have shown more interest in his services than the Aggies.

"Coach McMillian came by to see me a couple of times this spring," said Spencer. "The last time he came by he said ‘I'll offer you if you can hit somebody'. He said he was seriously interested so I guess we'll have to wait and see. I like Coach McMillian a lot. He is down to earth and when I talk to him it's like talking to one of my friends."

Spencer doesn't have a preference on which side of the ball he plays. A&M is recruiting Daniel strictly as a corner and they have extended him an invitation to attend a camp in College Station this summer.

"I'll be attending the camp on July 11th," said Spencer. "I'm looking to get more exposure this summer so I'm trying to get to as many camps as I can. I like playing slot the best, probably because I have been playing that position the longest, but it doesn't really matter to me where I play."

Daniel grew up a fan of the Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs but he is familiar with the A&M campus.

"I don't know much about A&M but I've been to Kyle Field a couple of times. I haven't been for a game but me and my buddies toured the stadium when we were up for the 7-on-7 tournament."

"It would go a long way if A&M were to offer me first. It means a whole lot that they have showed me the kind of attention they [A&M] are.

When you look at Daniel, it's hard not to draw comparisons to current A&M signee Malcome Kennedy. Both have similar builds and Spencer's 4.46 speed makes him just as versatile as the Cayuga athlete. The newcomer of the year his sophomore year is considered the team captain on both sides of the ball and he prides himself on being a vocal leader.

"My strengths on defense are my quick feet, I read routes real well, and I talk a lot," said Spencer.

It's hard to tell whether Coach Sherman will give the OK on Daniel in the next few weeks or wait till he gets to camp. According to Spencer, if the Aggies do go ahead and offer it would put them in prime position to land him down the road.

"A&M would be my number 1 but I'm not going to quit on everybody else."


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