It took just one game for us to be impressed with 2016 Hillcrest wide receiver Brian Spurgeon. The 5'9 160 pound prospect has the goods college coaches will love as a slot receiver and also provides superb value as an ultra dangerous return specialist as well. He carried that momentum from the first game we saw him all the way through the playoffs with his Rams teammates as they would go on to win the AAAA Division 1 state championship.
Spurgeon talked about his latest offers and more with us.
"I've picked up offers from Union College and Gardner-Webb. It feels good. Makes me feel like schools are starting to come look at me."
So what have those two programs said to Spurgeon and what does he in turn like about them?
"Union College thought I was explosive and liked what I could do with the ball. It's a private school and they offer a good education. Gardner-Webb also likes my explosiveness and ability to make plays. They also like my GPA and test scores. I know that the school is big on education and I like that."
Other schools who have been by Hillcrest to check in on Spurgeon are Old Dominion, Coastal Carolina, North Greenville, and South Carolina. Asked if he felt like somebody else may be close to offering him he said, "Maybe North Greenville but I'm not sure."
The 2016 prospect who had over 2,100+ all-purpose yards for the state champion Rams talked about what a pair of those schools said to him during those visits.
"Old Dominion wants me to come to camp. South Carolina is looking at me for punt return and said I have to prove I can play receiver to get an offer."
Spurgeon says he is in the midst of trying to see which camps he wants to attend this off season. As of right now he says that he knows he'll camp with South Carolina and Coastal Carolina to try and make a strong impression on both of those in-state schools. His plan is to camp with 4 or 5 others as well.
Recently we saw Spurgeon training with EPT wide receivers coach Bobby McGowens as his quarterback Collin Sneed trains with EPT quarterback trainer Ramon Robinson. The chemistry between the two was on showcase throughout the afternoon as they hooked up against some strong cornerbacks in one on ones and seven on seven play. He talked about some aspects of his game he feels have improved so far this off season.
"I'd say my route running and I think I'm even quicker now too."
Having won the AAAA Division 1 state championship with his team Spurgeon is also a champion in the classroom reporting a 4.0 GPA. He's already scored a 950 on the SAT but plans on taking it again to improve his score even more.
We'll continue to monitor Spurgeon's recruitment as we consider him to be highly underrated and an excellent value due to his ability to make plays in multiple facets of the game. Keep it right here with SCPrepNation.com for more of the latest...
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