DB Colin Spencer preparing for KU life


Although the Kansas Jayhawks are 1-4 on the season, three-star cornerback Colin Spencer (Dallas/Woodrow Wilson) is seeing positives with the program and is excited about what the future holds.

Spencer, who committed to Kansas in June, said he’s using his senior season to better prepare for life as a Jayhawk. He’s a do-it-all athlete at Woodrow, lining up at cornerback, running back, receiver and quarterback. Offensively, he has accounted for 438 total yards and six touchdowns -- three receiving, two passing and one rushing.

When asked what he’s working on, Spencer -- a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior who first made his name known with the help of an outstanding Nike SPARQ rating in March -- kept the answer simple.

“Everything I can,” Spencer said. “From film to practice to weight lifting. That, and watching college ball.”

Spencer said he speaks to Kansas coaches every week, but he also has receieved correspondence from Texas Tech and Louisiana-Monroe. Neither school has offered, however.

Spencer said he is taking an official visit to Kansas the weekend of Dec. 8. During his visit, he will take in a Kansas men’s basketball game, as the Jayhawks host Colorado that Saturday. Spencer watched the Kansas football team play Rice during an unofficial visit on Sept. 8.

“I feel good about them,” Spencer said of his future team. “I know they’re having a rough season, but they still talk to me every week and tell me I can really help make a difference on their team up there. That is encouraging.”

Spencer posted a SPARQ rating of 141.12 at the Houston competition on March 3. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 and the 20-yard shuttle in 3.87. He also posted a vertical leap of 41.7 inches.