Spruce's Focus Is On Football

Westlake (Calif.) receiver Nelson Spruce is concentrating on football after playing baseball in the spring and he's coming off a solid showing at the UCLA camp last weekend...

Westlake (Calif.) receiver Nelson Spruce (6-2, 195), is now able to fully focus on football, after spending the spring playing baseball.

The owner of a half-dozen offers, Spruce had only done one camp prior to Sunday's UCLA 1-Day Camp, helping lead B2G to the Badger/New Level 7on7 Championship in Las Vegas in March.

And more schools are getting a chance to see Spruce.

"I've been talking with UCLA a bit more, and I was at their camp on Sunday and I've been talking with Oregon a lot," said Spruce. "I've also talked with Boise State and Stanford too."

Spruce boasts offers from San Diego State, Air Force, Washington State, Cal Poly, UC Davis and Sacramento State, but is hopeful more will come in.

"That's it so far, but I think more offers could be coming," said Spruce. "UCLA was a good experience and I really liked it and the receivers coach and all the ones I talked to said they liked what they saw. They told me to call this week, so I'll talk to them soon."

Spruce next plans to camp at USC this weekend for the Trojans 1-Day Camp and also is hoping to get to Stanford and Oregon in the summer for camps.

With his focus solely on football, Spruce said he's open to wherever he fits best for college.

"When I was playing baseball, that's all I really focused on, the only thing I did was the Las Vegas 7on7," said Spruce. "But now my focus is on football, and I have a couple of schools in mind that I like, but not one really stands out for me yet."

Spruce also plays safety, and said that if defense is where he ended up at in college, he'd play there, but his preference is offense.

"Receiver is what I'm being mainly recruited for," said Spruce.

Last fall, Spruce helped the Warriors to the CIF-SS Northern Division title, with 65 catches for 1,325 yards and 19 touchdowns and added 54 tackles and two picks on defense.

Academically, Spruce has a 3.8 GPA and took the SAT on Saturday.


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