On Tuesday evening, word of Spencer Rattler’s ineligibility spread like wild fire. The senior quarterback at Pheonix Pinnacle violated a district code of conduct according to AZCentral Sports. However, due to the Family Education Rights & Privacy Act, no details have been provided concerning the student athlete.
After being named the MVP of the Elite 11 at The Opening, Rattler’s stock began to rise in recruiting circles. Now considered to be the nation’s premiere quarterback in the class, the senior reached out to Lincoln Riley to inform the coach of the situation. Committing to play for the Oklahoma Sooners before a junior season at Pinnacle, Rattler’s collegiate future does not appear to be in jeopardy.
Expected to earn the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, Pinnacle will be without Rattler moving forward. Choosing to move forward and learn from past mistakes, it’s possible that the youngster’s motive to enroll early only increases. Back in June Rattler hinted at the possibility. But now, I’d wager a Coney Island Hotdog (OKC) that it becomes a reality.