Things Picking Up for Spruce

Westlake (Calif.) receiver Nelson Spruce got two new offers last week and a local school is picking things up with him...

Westlake (Calif.) receiver Nelson Spruce had his prep football career come to an end over the weekend, in a heartbreaking loss to Oaks Christian of Westlake Village.

So now Spruce can turn his attention towards recruiting.

"We've had a lot of coaches coming by but I hadn't really been worrying about recruiting all that much because of our game," said Spruce.

Spruce said that in the past couple of weeks, Colorado came by, as did Colorado State, and the Rams offered middle of last week with the Buffs giving him the good news on Saturday, just after his season ended. In addition, Washington and New Mexico State came by. And a local school could be picking things up with him.

"I've been talking with UCLA a lot through email and been talking a lot with them in general, mainly with Coach (Reggie) Moore. I sent them my first four games and I know they had a decommitment at receiver (Brandin Cooks). We'll see what happens there," said Spruce.

The 6-2, 190-pound Spruce played both ways for the Warriors, but said receiver is his preference.

He still holds offers from Hawaii, San Diego State, Air Force, Washington State, Cal Poly, UC Davis and Sacramento State.

"I'll take my official visits in January and I have one set up for Hawaii already," said Spruce. "I'm going to decide when I'm done with all the visits, but I want to get in as many as I can."

Academically, Spruce has a 3.8 GPA and already has a qualifying score on the SAT.

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