Bruins Still After Spencer

Dec. 5 -- UCLA will be in the home of the Monrovia (Calif.) athlete, Octavius Spencer, next week...

Monrovia (Calif.) athlete Octavius Spencer (6-1, 175) will take his second official visit this weekend.

The rising three-star will leave for his official visit to Washington on Friday after having the Huskies in for an in-home on Thursday.

Cal was in on Wednesday and next week, UCLA and Oregon, where he took his first visit, will be in.

It’s been a wild couple of weeks for Spencer, who until mid-November, had just an offer from Sacramento State and now has four Pac-12 offers.

“I’m kind of surprised that my recruitment took off but I’m also not really too surprised because I knew teams couldn’t sleep on me forever,” said Spencer. “I knew it would happen. I just used the slow recruiting as hunger.”

Since Sacramento State offered, Cal, Oregon, UCLA and Washington have joined the mix.

“I’m really happy with how it’s taken off,” said Spencer. “UCLA was the first big school to offer me and it was really exciting. Coach (Demetrice) Martin offered me as an athlete. I was a freshman at Monrovia when Ellis McCarthy (now at UCLA) was a senior so I’ve been watching them.”

Spencer was at the UCLA-Stanford game last weekend and was also at Notre Dame-USC.

“It was a good experience for me to get to the games,” said Spencer.

The weekend before, he visited Oregon for an official trip.

“I was there for the Oregon-Colorado game,” said Spencer. “They like me as an athlete, but as a DB first, and then they’d have a few packages on offense for me.”

Cal and Washington like Spencer as a receiver.

“Coach (Keith) Bhonapha likes me as a receiver at Washington and Cal wants me as a receiver as well,” said Spencer.

Despite the Ducks making a big impression on him after his visit, the more Spencer gets recruited, the more open he’s becoming.

“I’m wide open right now,” said Spencer. “I’m going to take all five of my visits and then I’ll decide."


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