BETSY LAYNE - Betsy Layne High School senior Blake Spencer is set to join the University of Kentucky football program as a preferred walk-on. An All-State honoree, Spencer has received an academic scholarship to Kentucky.
During his senior season, Spencer, an outside linebacker/tight end, excelled both offensively and defensively. In 11 games, Spencer hauled in 26 receptions for 442 yards and six touchdowns. On the defensive side, Spencer registered 87 total tackles and one interception.
“Blake is a great kid, and the sky is the limit,” Betsy Layne Coach Jonathan Parsons said. “We always preach to the kids - if you work hard enough, anything is possible. He is doing something every kid dreams to do and that is play college football at an SEC school.”
Spencer helped lead Betsy Layne to a 9-2 record in 2013. The Bobcats outscored opponents 480-113 during the campaign.