Posted On: 03/26/21 11:01 PM

For over a month now, we have been recognizing the athletes who are very active on twitter for the benefit of their recruitment with a short description and eval of their film. After gaining much popularity and interest with our DM’s becoming flooded with film, we will now be writing them their own article. Here’s a look at the offensive and defensive Oregon spotlight players of the week:

Offensive Spotlight

Chace Pence, QB, 6’2″ 175lbs, Churchill HS (C/O ’22)

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/11287828/Chace-Pence

Pence is a pro-style QB that is on the rise for Churchill. He throws well out of play action, showing a good transition from mesh point to release. He has solid poise overall in the pocket, and does a pretty good job of going through progressions and showing anticipation for developing routes. Pence airs the ball out deep with a good trajectory and placement. He has shown glimpses of the ability to finesse throws in between defenders for big plays. He could do a better job at using velocity on throws in certain situations, but can continue to develop that football IQ of knowing when to use touch vs velocity. His ability to pick up yards on the ground is very underestimated. He does a good job taking off when the pocket breaks down or during coverage sacks, to pick up solid chunks of yards. He has drawn previous interest from Boise State and Eastern Washington via twitter edits, as well as multiple (non school) camp invites.

Defensive Spotlight

Spencer McKelligon Spencer McKelligon 6'3" | LB Jesuit | 2022 State OR , DE/LB, 6’3″ 215lbs, Jesuit HS (C/O ’22)

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/14636444/Spencer-McKelligon

McKelligon is an animal on the defensive side of the ball, and if you don’t know about him yet, you need to now. Very athletic kid with good position versatility as he can play as a down DE or a stand up OLB, an also plays TE on offense. A lethal pass rusher that displays violent, athletic hands to frequently get into opponent’s backfields. He’s showed glimpses of being a threat to strip sack on any given play given his quickness and athleticism, and can easily develop that trait. Excellent functional strength, and has showed the ability to utilize both power or finesse moves as a pass rusher. He displays good initial contact with blockers with a nice strike to knock them back as he understands leverage, then still reacts quick enough to make plays head up or laterally. He’s strong at the POA and eats up ground and closes well as a tackler. Dual-sport athlete as he also plays basketball for Jesuit. As of now, McKelligon holds a D3 offer from St. Norbert.