Sprague still with top three

Dusty Sprague is a 6-4, 180-pound athlete from the small town of Holyoke, Colorado, and Dusty had a productive summer, checking out schools in the midwest and on the west coast, seeing which college was best for him. Three schools have caught his eye, and the chances are one hundred percent he'll end up at one of them. The question that now has to be asked is where?

Even though Sprague is being recruited as a receiver and defensive back, he's playing QB for Holyoke right now, a testament to his incredible athleticism. "Washington is recruiting me as a DB," he told Dawgman.com. "CU (Colorado) and CSU (Colorado State)and Nebraska are recruiting me as a wide receiver and Oregon is as a DB. I just prefer to play. Playing for a small school you learn to play every position."

Dusty expounds on his last thought. "To be successful throwing the ball you have to know defensive secondaries, two-deep, three-deep...and also routes. Some receivers don't exactly know why they are running a route, but as a quarterback you know why and who you are taking advantage of. It really helps."

But before football starts in Holyoke, there's some chores that need to be taken care of. The Sprague's are a farming family, and Dusty takes on some important roles when his family is earning their living. "Out farm is a little over 2000 acres, and we just went through our wheat harvest," Dusty said. "We grow wheat and corn. "I fix machinery, broken down sprinklers, tractors, stuff like that. It's a big job."

Harvest didn't stop Sprague from answering the phone on September 1st. "I've gotten quite a few calls," he said. "Washington, CU, CSU, Kansas, San Diego State, Harvard, Princeton...those are some of them." Colorado, Colorado State and Washington remain his only standing offers and continue to be his three leaders.

Dusty talked about his conversation with Washington Head Coach Rick Neuheisel. "He talked to me about being a Dawg and what the advantages are to going away from home," he said. "Washington is a ways away from Colorado. Just talked about where I'm at with the three scholarship offers and that...it was a good talk."

Official visits look to be a secondary concern for Sprague, as he wants to take care of business in Holyoke first. "I haven't done any work on that right now," he said. "I will probably take visits, but I'm not sure yet."

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