Trent Spurgeon Talks Favorites

Owasso, Oklahoma offensive tackle Trent Spurgeon is one of the best linemen prospects in the class of 2010. After recently visiting Kansas, SMU, and Texas Tech, Spurgeon is beginning to narrow down his list. Come inside to find out which schools are the four-star's favorites.

Scout.com 17th ranked offensive tackle Trent Spurgeon has seen his recruitment really heat up lately, and is now up to 13 scholarship offers.

The 6'7, 270 pound tackle's offer list now includes Baylor, Iowa State, SMU, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Texas Tech, Missouri, Kansas State, Duke, and Stanford.

Out of that list, three schools stand out to the 4-star athlete the most.

"I would say Texas Tech, Arizona, and SMU are my top schools at the moment in no particular order."

Spurgeon has visited both Texas Tech and SMU, and he has plans to visit his other favorite school over the summer.

"I think that I'm going to go to Arizona in early June, but I haven't decided anything past that," said Spurgeon.

One of Spurgeon's biggest needs in a school is a great offensive line coach. The junior would like to extend his career past the college level and has concerns about his ability to make it to the NFL if he chooses a school like SMU.

"After talking with [SMU offensive line coach Dennis McKnight], I still believe he has the knowledge to get me to the NFL," said the offensive tackle. "My one concern is, would I be able to play against competition that would help me get there. Playing in Conference USA, I worry that I maybe wouldn't. "

With Texas Tech's track record of preparing talented linemen in the NFL, including Louis Vasquez being drafted in the third round this past weekend, the Red Raiders are hoping convince Trent that they are the just the team for him.

May 18th, the soon to be senior will officially start spring practices. Last season, the Rams finished 6-5 overall and were bounced in the first round of the playoffs.

"I'm pretty excited to start practicing with the offense. We have a lot of new guys, so I really want to get underway so I can help them develop," said Spurgeon.



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