Most high school freshmen are just hoping to make a splash in freshman football, Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle quarterback Spencer Rattler started every game this year for the Pioneers at the varsity level despite being just a 14-year-old freshman.
Rattler's stats were exceptional. He finished the year with 2,381 yards and 19 touchdowns versus 9 interceptions. He set a school record, throwing for 420 yards last week in their first-round playoff loss to Brophy. One local program has taken notice and became the first school to extend a scholarship offer to the 2019 prospect.
Rattler tells Scout, "Arizona State offered me. They just said they liked how I played this season and liked my maturity. They watched my highlight tape and I called them and Coach Norvell said I would be a good fit for their offense.
One would think that after starting on varsity, breaking a school record and getting his first D-1 offer, all before the first semester of his freshman year was over, that Rattler would get a bit full of himself. Quite the opposite. He says, "I just need to keep working and not let it all get to my head."
This is the first of many for the talented youngster.
** Just minutes after posting this story about Rattler's first offer, he tells Scout that he has received his second.
He said, "UCLA just offered me. I talked to Coach (Taylor) Mazzone and he told me that I have an offer. He said he has been watching me for years and really likes how I play as a pocket passer but likes that I am athletic too."