Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian receiver Spencer Hagan (6-4, 182) was one half of one of the best pass-catch duos in the state last year, being on the receiving end of 52 passes from his older brother Kramer.
With Kramer signing with Portland State last month, Spencer is now ready for his chance to emerge and the big, rangy receiver is catching the eye of several schools.
“I’ve been hearing a lot from Cal,” said Hagan. “They started recruiting me when I was a sophomore and they sent me a bunch of stuff. I’m also hearing from UConn, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, Duke, Stanford and Notre Dame. Those schools have sent me the most stuff. And Portland State, where my brother signed, has been really interested.”
Hagan took an unofficial visit to the Midwest last month, taking in Junior Day at Northwestern.
“It was great at Northwestern, there was snow on the ground and it was kind of cool,” said Hagan. “The school was great, their weight room and field were great, and they’re high on academics, and that’s a plus. Overall, its probably my favorite.”
Next month, Hagan is planning to attend UCLA’s Junior Day and possibly some more in the Pac-10.
“Nothing else is really planned yet, but I’m sure there will be some more schools involved,” said Hagan.
Whatever the case may be, Hagan isn’t rushing himself into making a decision.
“I think I’m going to want to take some time,” said Hagan. “Once I get my first offer, I don’t think I’d take it right away. I kind of want to see what else comes. Now if a school I really want to go to comes and offers, I might choose them, but I might wait and see what else comes.”
Last weekend, Hagan was at the Badger/New Level Pass Camp in Las Vegas, playing on the CaliOne team.
“It was great there,” said Hagan. “My team had a bunch of studs, we had a few guys going to USC, so we were pretty good. We made it to the semifinals and lost by one but it was still good. I made a lot of friends and it showed me where I am on a skill set with everyone else.”
When we first saw Hagan last spring, he was still a sophomore, and on the skinnier side, but he’s since put on more weight and looked stronger and more physical.
During the 2007 season, Hagan had 52 catches for 928 yards and helped Capital Christian to the CIF-Sac Joaquin Section championship game.
Academically, Hagan has a 3.5 GPA and scored a 1500 on the SAT as a sophomore. He will retake the SAT in April.
This weekend, Hagan will be at the DeBartolo Football Camp in Glendale.