‘All American’: Why Fans Think Spencer James Will Turn Down Toledo State

In All American Season 4, the Toledo State football coach asked Spencer (Daniel Ezra) to start training. Therefore, he will have to leave Crenshaw for a few weeks to play for Toledo State. Some fans theorize Spencer will turn down Toledo State and attend another. Here is everything we know about Spencer’s future in the CW series.

Spencer wants to play football at Toledo State University 

Daniel Ezra wearing a green football jersey in The CW series 'All American.'
Daniel Ezra | The CW

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In episode 3, Spencer is jogging around the neighborhood and comes home to the Toledo State head coach standing in his kitchen. In the season 4 premiere, he signed the scholarship offer letter from the university. Now, the school wants him to train with the football team as a “true freshman.” So, Spencer will have to leave South Crenshaw for a few weeks to start training at the school. Spencer contemplates leaving home so soon. 

Meanwhile, Spencer and Olivia (Samantha Logan) are talking about him leaving for college. She encourages him to go, saying it would be a great opportunity. As a goodbye gift, Spencer made special plans for him and Olivia to do together. Also, he says goodbye to Coop (Bre-Z) and his other friends. Toward the end of the episode, Spencer tells the Toledo State head coach that he will visit the school for a few weeks. 

Some fans think Spencer will turn down Toledo State in ‘All American’ 

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Although Spencer is fully committed to Toledo State, many fans believe that he will ultimately turn down the scholarship offer. Since the show centers around former NFL player Spencer Paysinger, some fans believe All American will follow his real-life story. 

According to Distractify, Paysinger played for the Oregon Ducks football team at the University of Oregon. He played for the team between 2006 and 2010. Even though the show is loosely based on Paysinger’s life, many fans think Spencer James (in the series) will switch schools and play for Oregon. The show may follow a similar narrative, but it’s too early to tell. For now, fans will have to wait and see what happens next in the show.

What should ‘All American’ fans expect from episode 4?

In All American Season 4 Episode 4, titled “Bird in the Hand,” fans will see the characters grapple with difficult decisions. 

According to the episode synopsis, it reads: “With the All-American game approaching, Spencer (Daniel Ezra) is feeling uneasy until an old friend says something to him that makes everything suddenly clicked. Olivia (Samantha Logan) applies for a coveted summer internship with the LA Tribune Online, but her test assignment takes a different turn than what they asked for. Jordan (Michael Evans Behling) questions why no one sees him as great, and the answer he gets takes him by surprise. Coop (Bre-Z) feels betrayed by Layla (Greta Onieogou) when she learns Layla is looking for a new artist and makes some hurtful accusations. Meanwhile, Billy (Taye Diggs) discusses a new opportunity with Laura (Monet Mazur) that might just be too good to turn down.”