Aug. 14, 2017

Spencer Rattler has another No. 1 ranking to add to his resume and he is only starting his junior year at Phoenix Pinnacle.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder is ranked as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by ESPN Junior 300 for top 2019 football prospects that were released on Monday.

He is rated as the 17th-best overall prospect in the nation by ESPN Junior 300.

Rattler also is ranked as the nation’s No. 1 dual threat by for the 2019 class. He is rated 56th overall. 

Rattler and the Pioneers open the 2017 high school football season Saturday at 3 p.m. at Flagstaff Coconino against Phoenix Brophy Prep, which beat Pinnacle in last year’s Sollenberger Classic without Rattlers (who was nursing a hand injury).

Rattler commits to Oklahoma

June 27, 2017

Phoenix Pinnacle junior quarterback Spencer Rattler, ranked by azcentral sports as the No. 1 overall 2019 prospect and the top quarterback in any class in Arizona, announced Tuesday he has committed to Oklahoma.

He visited the campus last weekend.

“It’s the perfect setup at OU,” Rattler said. “Coaches are amazing, facilities are crazy, school, everything literally.”

Rattler, 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, has started on Pinnacle’s varsity since his freshman year when he first received offers from Arizona State, UCLA and Texas A&M.

In the spring, he picked up offers from Alabama, Tennessee and Notre Dame.

“I love everything about OU,” he said.

Former Scottsdale Desert Mountain receiver Mark Andrews plays tight end at Oklahoma.

Rattler picks up Alabama, Tennessee offers

April 27, 2017

Spencer Rattler is starting to see his recruiting ramp up again.

A day after Alabama offered the 2019 Phoenix Pinnacle quarterback, Tennessee offered the dual threat.

Before then, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Rattler had 12 offers.

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The first three came from Arizona State, UCLA and Texas A&M after his freshman year when he got on the map with an impressive varsity season.

He also has offers from Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Miami, Michigan State, Syracuse, Memphis and Kentucky. 

“An Alabama offer is amazing,” said Rattler, who is rated by azcentral sports as the No.1 2019 football prospect. “It’s a blessing. Their tradition and everything is top of the line.”

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Spring football starts Monday for Pinnacle. It will be a busy spring and summer for Rattler with recruiting.

Alabama has been looking into Arizona for quarterbacks since Kyle Allen was at Scottsdale Desert Mountain in 2013.

Last week, the Crimson Tide offered Chandler Hamilton 2018 quarterback Tyler Shough.

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