The Hillcrest Rams are one of the 4 teams remaining in the AAAA Division 1 playoffs and one of their key contributors this season has been 2016 wide receiver Brian Spurgeon. Stepping up for his team this season Spurgeon has emerged as a player to reckon with posting some huge numbers in different facets of the game for coach Greg Porter's Rams. Just one game opened our eyes to his talents and after viewing his season's highlights we're certain Spurgeon is one of the prospects to watch in 2016, and he's "UP NEXT" here on SCPrepNation.com!
"It feels good, I'm just grateful I was given the opportunity to make plays and help my team win games. It feels great, a lot of people didn't believe we would be where we are and it feels good to prove them wrong and bring another title to our school."
At the time of this interview (2 games ago) Spurgeon had amassed over 50+ catches for 1,000 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, 592 punt return yards with 2 touchdowns, and rushed for 82 yards and 3 touchdowns."
We asked Spurgeon which game he felt was his best one so far this season and he said this, "I'd say against Laurens. I had 4 catches for 180 yards and touchdowns. I also had 4 carries for 31 yards and a touchdown."
Impressive numbers for the 2016 prospect but things have been relatively quiet for him in terms of recruiting thus far he says.
"I haven't heard from any schools yet."
Last year as a sophomore Spurgeon says he didn't play much but his impact this season should see schools come calling before too long for the talented playmaker who offers great versatility.
The 2016 prospect says he'd like to hear from any schools that want to recruit him but especially schools like Clemson, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Appalachian State, East Carolina, Air Force, Wake Forest, and Georgia Southern.
He talked about where he feels his strengths and areas for improvement are currently.
"My biggest strengths are my speed, quickness, my vision, and ability to make people miss. I'm going to try and improve my route running to get even better."
Spurgeon says he compares his game to that of a current NFL player.
"I think I kinda play like Tavon Austin because of the speed, being able to make people miss, and the height."
Its a comparison we feel is spot on after seeing Spurgeon in action twice and reviewing his film. Once college coaches take a look at that film he'll be a prospect to watch in 2016 due to his talents and versatility.
Spurgeon also shines in the classroom as he reports a 4.1 GPA currently and will soon take the SAT and ACT soon.
We'll have more updates with Brian Spurgeon moving forward as he and the Rams continue their run deep into the AAAA Division 1 playoffs as they defeated Lexington 52-14 on Friday night and will next face #1 seed Fort Dorchester this coming Friday.
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INSIDE THE NUMBERS...BRIAN SPURGEON
Bench press: 230 pounds
Squat: 320 pounds
Power clean: 215 pounds
Fastest 40: 4.52 seconds
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