Indian River ATH Tyrell Spruill (Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757)
A weekend visit to Annapolis earns Tyrell Spruill an offer with the Naval Academy
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Indian River’s Tyrell Spruill (2020 RB/WR/DB 5-9 170) earned his first opportunity to play college ball over the weekend.
Spruill visited Annapolis on Saturday and made it home in time to compete with his Team Fuel 7-on-7 squad at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex on Sunday.
Indian River head coach Glenwood Ferebee shared the news with recruit757 on Saturday night.
“Coach Robert Green at the Naval Academy called me yesterday and they offered Tyrell today,” said Ferebee. “They love his versatility. They’ve talked about what a great kid he his from getting to know him in their conversation.”
This is the first of what should be many offers for Spruill. We have explained before that an invitation from a service academy isn’t the same as a scholarship offer, but it is most certainly an opportunity to play Division I Football and earn a free college education. In the case of the Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (Army) and the Air Force Academy, you’re playing Division I Football, but you have to earn your appointment with good character, good grades, and an congressional commendation. Once enrolled at an academy, you’re doing everything that every other cadet or midshipman would do, but you get the benefit and work of playing football as well.
Upon graduation, academy grads enter into the military as an officer, and under special circumstances they can defer their service.
There’s still a lot of football to be played and decisions to be made for Spruill. The spring evaluation period starts on April 15 and wraps up at the end of May. That’s open season for college coaches to visit high schools and make assessments. Camp invites and scholarship offers typically come with those visits, depending on the interest level of the college coach.
We’re all gearing up for a busy time.
– Andy Hilton
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