Madison Academy 3-star athlete Deuce Spurlock joins Big Ten school

Madison Academy athlete Deuce Spurlock committed Sunday in Michigan via social media.

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior officially visited Ann Arbor this weekend.

“There were a lot of factors for me in the decision making,” Spurlock told today. “I think the most important things were probably the coaches and the players and seeing them in person.

“La Grande Maison (Michigan Stadium) was awesome. I loved the game. It was a good game. The defense held on. I think it proves a lot about the team.

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Michigan beat Rutgers 20-13, the defense forcing a late fumble to preserve the victory.

“I think I knew what I wanted to do, where I wanted to go,” Spurlock said. “But I wanted to go up there on a match day and see the place and the surroundings. It was everything I thought it would be.

A 3-star rookie, Spurlock also received an Auburn offer last week. He said that made his decision a little more difficult.

“This offer meant a lot to me,” Spurlock said. “A lot of guys from my school went there. I had to think a lot on Friday night, but I had to make the decision that was right for me. Auburn is definitely a great school, but I felt Michigan was the best place for me.

Spurlock’s other offerings include the state of Mississippi, South Alabama, Pittsburgh, and South Carolina.

Spurlock and the 4-1 Mustangs were inactive this weekend.

They will play undefeated Randolph on Friday.

Spurlock said he would likely play linebacker in college.

“I’m happy with my decision,” he said. “I’m good with it. Right now, I’m going back to focus on our season at Madison Academy. We just have to keep winning games and get to declare, and then go 1-0 every week so that we can get to declare. “

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