Sunday, March 25, 2012
Woodrow athlete has nation best SPARQ rating
By David Stein
IRVING, Texas -- Woodrow Wilson athlete Colin Spencer retained the nation's highest SPARQ rating after this week's ESPNHS Nike Football SPARQ Combine.
Not only does he have the highest score of more than 12,000 high school athletes, he had one of the highest scores since the assessment began in 2004. The announcement came Sunday afternoon at the Nike Football Training Camp at Valley Ranch.
The SPARQ rating combines several drills to test an athlete's strength, power, agility, reaction and quickness.
Spencer scored a 141.12 at the combine in Houston on March 3.
"Ever since the Houston combine, I've really been getting noticed," Spencer said. "Now is really my first introduction into recruiting, so I'm just getting into it."
With athleticism like that, Spencer could play several different positions. He worked out with receivers Sunday, but could also play defensive back. With his stock on the rise, Spencer said he'd be glad to play any position, anywhere.
"I'm really just looking to play Division I college football," Spencer said. "There are a lot of great schools with a lot of great academics, and I'm just looking to go to one of them."
Spencer spent most of time last season as a cornerback for Woodrow Wilson.