Lackawanna's Spearman is having a big season

Every year top JUCO performers fly under-the-radar and right now Lackawanna LB Marcus Spearman (6-1, 215) is just such a player. So far this season all the talented defender has done is post 50 tackles and a sack and he's hoping that sooner rather than later, someone will take notice of his efforts...

Spearman prepped at Newburgh (NY) Academy and was a non-qualifier, so he opted to got the JUCO route in order to get his academics straight while continuing to play the sport he loves.

"I liked the coaches here and they have a great program," Spearman told recently. "I just felt like I could get things straight in school and learn and keep playing ball, so it worked out for the best."

As a freshman, Spearman learned both outside linebacker positions, but has settled into the weakside (WIL) spot, although, depending on the scheme or the call, he could play almost anywhere.

"I play mostly outside and from the weakside, but depending on the defense we're running and our scheme at that point in time, I could play inside or over on the strongside or at my normal spot," Spearman said. "I love to play and I have good instincts, so it hasn't been that hard for me to do that."

On the recruiting front, Spearman has yet to hear from any four-year schools, but he hopes that changes in the near future.

"I just have to keep playing and getting better," Spearman said. "I don't really have control over a lot of that stuff.

"I will play anywhere a school wants me to play. If that means I have to play safety or rover, I have no problem with that. I just want to play and get a chance to show what I can do."

Spearman is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in May and he will have three years to play two following the 2011 season.

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