2010 Intro: Taylor Spencer

Four of his high school teammates have already committed to Pac-10 schools, but wide receiver prospect Taylor Spencer from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman is also getting noticed by the college coaches that are visiting the school during the evaluation period...

With four teammates already committed to Pac-10 schools, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman receiver Taylor Spencer (6-1, 185) has become the focus of the Gaels' class of 2010.

"I've gotten a lot of letters and I'm pretty sure the offers will be forthcoming," said Spencer. "I don't have any offers yet, but a lot of people are interested."

That includes a host of schools who've come by to check in on Spencer, get film and transcripts.

"I've had a couple coaches come up and watch practice from Arizona and Arizona State, UNLV and California came, Oregon, Oregon State, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Wyoming have all come by and wanted to talk to me. I'm really interested in UCLA and USC, too, and I'm planning to go out there and visit them."

Spencer is planning to take in USC's Rising Stars Camp in June and he'll likely take unofficial visits to UCLA and USC that week.

"I'm interested more in the California schools, like those two and Cal. But I like Texas Tech a lot too because they like to throw the ball," said Spencer. "All of my attention is coming as a receiver and our new coach, Tony Sanchez, wants me to focus on that. I'll play some free safety, but offense is where I want to play in college. I've been really working on my cuts and route formation so I can be ready for the camps."

Aside from the USC camp, Spencer is also discussing potential camp dates at Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Arizona State.

While he waits for the first offers to come in, he's staying patient throughout the process, and will continue to be so even when he does get offers. "I'm going to be taking more visits before I finish so I know what my options are when offers do start coming in. I don't think I'll need to take all five visits but close to 2-3 trips," said Spencer.

With the new coaching staff at Gorman, Spencer is excited they're going to be shifting from a ground-dominated offense in years past to a more wide-open passing game.

"Last year we didn't throw the ball enough, so since we're changing to a spread offense, I'm hoping to get more involved in the offense," said Spencer. "Coach Sanchez and his offense is my answer to prayer."

Academically, Spencer has a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT in June.


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