Phoenix, AZ— Spencer Rattler had a tremendous freshman season playing ball in the state of Arizona on varsity at Pinnacle High School. It got better today as he received two college football scholarship verbal offers.
For much of the year, it was baptism by fire for the 6’1 freshman quarterback and reigning Most Valuable Player of Football Hotbed’s National Middle School Quarterback Invitational, dubbed the ‘Future 4’.
But he survived and he thrived.
Today, he was rewarded with his first two scholarship offers from Arizona State (his hometown school) and this evening, UCLA pulled the trigger offering him a scholarship.
Football Hotbed learned that UCLA liked Rattler even as an 8th grader but had a policy of not offering freshman until they competed on the varsity level.
So it was just a matter of time before Rattler picked up a Division One offer.
Rattler’s first action this season was against nationally ranked super power Chandler (ranked No. 12 at the time) where he took a tough loss but was thought to have tremendous promise. Afterward he was interviewed by the local media and lauded for his poise, even playing in such a big game as a 14-year-old freshman quarterback.
“He’s been getting a lot of positive press around Arizona, and it’s been just like a whirlwind…I knew he could compete, but I just wanted to keep him healthy,” his father Michael Rattler said of the year his son has had.
He made his varsity season highlight video just two days ago, it’s already got over a thousand views. Two of those presumably by staff members of Pac-12 schools.