1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

'11 CA WR Nelson Spruce (Signed to Colorado)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,655
    Likes Received:
    16,334
    Rivals
    Scout
    ESPN

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Westlake H.S. (Westlake Village, CA)

    Ht: 6-foot-2
    Wt: 190 lbs
    40: 4.5 secs

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.5rr; unranked WR
    Scout rating: 3*; #134 WR
    ESPN rating: 3*-75 grade; #120 WR

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Northwestern, Washington State, Air Force, CSU, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico State, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Jose State, UC Davis
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,655
    Likes Received:
    16,334
    Via Twitter today:

    Thanks for the heads up, valdezj.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,655
    Likes Received:
    16,334
    Junior Highlights (65 catches for 1,325 yards and 19 touchdowns in 14 games):

    [video=youtube;xwOnCJ0BQM0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwOnCJ0BQM0[/video]

    Team Awards
    2009 Marmonte League Champions (14-0)
    2009 CIF Southern Section, Northern Division Champions

    Individual Awards
    2009 Westlake Team Co-MVP
    2009 Marmonte League Receiver-of-the-Year
    2009 Ventura County Receiver-of-the-Year
    2009 Ventura County Star First Team - Receiver
    2009 Ventura County Star First Team All Decade - Receiver
    2009 Daily News First Team All Area - Receiver
    2009 All CIF First Team – Receiver
    2009 Los Angeles Times All Star Team, First Team – Receiver
    2009 Max-Preps All State
    2009 Cal-Hi Sports All State
     
  4. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    26,503
    Likes Received:
    761
    Too lazy to watch the videos but seems like he's got talent and would love to see him in BLACK and Gold...not Silver and Gold.
     
  5. buffman60

    buffman60 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    3
    Man, he looks good. Made some really acrobatic catches, definite deep threat.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,655
    Likes Received:
    16,334
    Senior Highlights (65 catches for 1,177 yards and 17 touchdowns in 13 games):

    [video=youtube;D8nZK_UWFxs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8nZK_UWFxs[/video]

    Also MVP of the Pierce 7 on 7 tournament.
     
  7. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    17,472
    Likes Received:
    367
    Great hands. But I'm not sure if his arms are long enough. :smile2:
     
  8. buffman60

    buffman60 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    3
    Kid looks like a stud. Looked like he was constantly being double teamed, and he just found ways to get open and catch the ball.
     
  9. Highlander27

    Highlander27 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    47
    He's a taller slot style receiver that we've seen more recently like Welker & Jordan Shipley. Great feel for the zone, how to read and find it's seam. Proactive with the ball in the air, comes back to get it vs. waiting for it. I would have liked to see him pluck the ball out of the air more but he pretty much makes all grabs.

    Nice size, good speed, another solid kid from Cali. I wouldn't be sad if we landed him.
     
  10. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,929
    Likes Received:
    4,937
    what highlander said. I wonder how quick he is to be a slot receiver, but he sure does have a nice top speed once he gets about 15 yards into it. Also, great feet on those comeback routes.

    More Highlights:

    [video]http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Nelson-Spruce-Highlights-1-455793?NICK_NAME=SnowBuff&LEVEL=2&TIME=1292291847&SIG=4656c9eb71d40cd5abeaa5ab3b26798d[/video]
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,929
    Likes Received:
    4,937
    24 hour HOLD
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,655
    Likes Received:
    16,334
    Where did you get that?
     
  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,929
    Likes Received:
    4,937
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,655
    Likes Received:
    16,334
    Thanks. I didn't see that. We should treat message board content from premium boards as premium info, though. Unless Adam tweeted it, too, it should wait until it ages 24 hours, goes into the Spruce profile on Rivals that everyone can see, or gets reported from a second source.

    As much as I want AllBuffs to get everyone the info on the Buffs, we need to also respect the pay sites we depend on for our info.

    (I meant this generally, too. Wasn't directed at Snow so much as I used his post as an excuse to post this reminder.)
     
  15. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    26,023
    Likes Received:
    2,134
    snow has a serious case of bcs syndrome
     
  16. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,929
    Likes Received:
    4,937
    Solid point.


    Huh? I've gotten laid in the last year, so I must have something else.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,655
    Likes Received:
    16,334
    :smile2:
     
  18. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,670
    Likes Received:
    1,432
    In the last year? How about evar......
     
  19. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    1,720
    Likes Received:
    56
    :smile2:
     
  20. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    Messages:
    26,435
    Likes Received:
    2,340
    I don't think we will appreciate how good Scotty McKnight has been until after he is gone but it would make a world of difference for us if we can find a natural slot reciever who has a knack for getting open in traffic and can make the tough catch. This guy may go a long way toward filling that role in the offense plus he has enough speed to occasionally make people pay for trying to cover him with a LB or a safety. Also looks big enough to effectively block from the slot which Scotty tried to do but was often overmatched.
     
  21. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,670
    Likes Received:
    1,432
    New commit, per Scout!
     
  22. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    17,472
    Likes Received:
    367
  23. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    17,273
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Not according to AM at rivals

    Edit: AM just posted it is true apparently. Woo Welcome Nelson
     
  24. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4,646
    Likes Received:
    173
    Nice, 6'2", at least he's a taller WR.
     
  25. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    30,118
    Likes Received:
    2,549
    Woot! Welcome!
     
  26. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,929
    Likes Received:
    4,937
    :thumbsup:

    Not a bad pickup.
     
  27. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    26,023
    Likes Received:
    2,134
    :woot:
    however does it hurt devin lucien...
     
  28. buffman60

    buffman60 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2010
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    3
    It shouldn't affect him. If you look at the WR depth, there will be three seniors gone after next season.
     
  29. ruffemupbuff

    ruffemupbuff New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    4
    The NFL is championing slot receivers, ala Wes Welker. This guy looks the same but taller, great hands... a bigger better Scotty. Devin Lucien shouldn't perceive him as a threat.
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,655
    Likes Received:
    16,334
    I don't see a slot receiver when I look at his film. Don't make the mistake of a Scotty comparison. If you want to compare him to a white WR, think Jordan Shipley. For a Buff comparison, maybe McCoy.

    Boulder Buff? Valdezj? What do you guys think?
     

Share This Page