So, how does All American
compare to Paysinger's history? In the show, Spencer is recruited to play football at Beverly High School (meant to be Beverly Hills High School). In real life, though, Paysinger's family already had ties to the wealthy California school district. As Paysinger explained to the Sun Sentinel
in 2016, Paysinger's father and uncles obtained permits to attend the school back in the '70s and '80s. Then, upon their college graduation, they returned to the district to become football coaches. Eventually, one of Paysinger's uncles, Carter Paysinger, became the athletic director and later principal of Beverly Hills High School. Carter wrote a book
about his experiences going from a new student from the other side of the tracks to, decades later, the school's leader.