One of the top receivers in the state of Washington will be 3rd year starter Nic Sblendorio (6-0 192 Jr. WR/S) from state champion Skyline. Sblendorio is considered one of the top 5 receivers in the state, and could be considered the best route runner in the Pacific Northwest.
He’s not going to blow you away with his size or testing times, but he embarrasses DB’s on a regular basis. Sblendorio came to our elite events over the winter with the top athletes in the region and absolutely tore it up. He recently traveled with us to Vegas, and also put on a show leading all receivers on NEI (North) with multiple Td games.
Nic is coming back after hauling in 40 receptions and 11 total TDs in 2011 after their state championship run. He will be a three year starter on both sides of the ball, for one of the better teams in the country over the last decade. It’s been an impressive two year run that has seen him total 941 yards and 14 Tds coming back for his senior season.
Taylor Barton says of Sblendorio, ” He’s fearless running routes, and consistently beat defenders more then any other receiver at our elite events”. He continued, ” Nic is a kid that every quarterback wants to have on their team, which only helps him moving on to the highest level of college football”.
Sblendorio earned 2nd Team all league honors at Safety, even after missing 3 games with an injury and never fully getting healthy. Nic says, “at first I thought I just wanted to play receiver in college, but Im open to playing on either side of the ball if that means playing at a higher level of football”. He added, “The team just named me as a captain for the up coming season and that means a lot, I want to do everything I can to be one of the leaders that helps us win another state championship”.
You can expect Nic to have a monster season possibly topping 1000 yards receiving, as he has the luxury of having the best QB in america in Max Browne (6-5 210 Jr.) throwing him the ball. Browne’s commitment to USC and Sblendorio being 100 percent healthy is dangerous for any team trying to compete with the Spartans. Combine the skills of two other outstanding wide outs in Trevor Barney and Matt Sinatro, and you have Sblendorio one on one with DB’s which is suicide for opposing defenses.
They will have to double team Nic and hope someone can pick up the slack on the other two receivers. He will win the WR/DB battle 9 out of 10 times if they don’t double him. He’s that good.
We wish Sblendorio and the entire Spartan program nothing but continued success in 2012. Skyline is a proud community with amazing support, and we wish to commend all of the individuals that make this school such a class act.
(Nic Sblendorio Jr. 6-0 192 WR/S )