It’s been quite a special last 24 hours for linebacker Gereme Spraggins.
Prior to yesterday, the first-year outside linebacker from Hutchinson C.C. didn’t hold a Power Five offer but that all changed with a phone call from the West Virginia coaching staff.
“I found out about the offer yesterday,” Spraggins told West Virginia Sports Now. “My position coach Nathan Powell texted me and said I should be receiving a scholarship offer from West Virginia. At first, I was just shocked because it was my first Power Five offer but then again, I knew my hard work would be rewarded sooner or later.”
“I actually know a lot about West Virginia because Tavon Austin is also from Maryland. I’ve started to form a good relationship with West Virginia coach Blake Seiler who’s been in touch with me a lot. Coach is telling me they’re graduating two senior linebackers and that I fit the type linebacker that they want, someone that can run sideline to sideline. I also know that West Virginia is a real competitive Power Five program.”
The Mountaineers weren’t the only school to contact Spraggins because today he received news that Maryland had also offered him a scholarship.
“Getting an offer from my hometown school was nice and now that I got two offers, I feel real good about myself. After I got the Maryland offer, I was like let’s see what else I can get. But, I am really excited about the West Virginia offer.”
Spraggins is in his first year at Hutchinson C.C. so tells me he will be there for 18 months and will graduate in December of 2020. In terms of his on-field skill set, Spraggins is player than can cover the field sideline to sideline and is confident he can fit into any defensive system.
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“I’m 6’3″, 235 and am really solid at stopping the run. You’re not going to get any run yards on me,” said Spraggins. “One thing I’ve improved on this year is being able to cover man-to-man outside the box. Being an outside linebacker, you need to be able to cover inside receivers and smaller backs out of the backfield and I’m now able to do that.”
Spraggins tells WV Sports Now that at this point, these are the only two Power Five programs that have been in touch with him and that he hopes to make a visit soon to Morgantown.