I'm thinking this is a wolf spider but I'm not too sure.
It does look like one, but it’s not: those long spinnerets show it’s an Agelenidae. Consider also that Wolf Spiders are poor climbers. I’m not sure about the genus, though. Possibly Agelenopsis sp., a Grass Spider.
its a pretty big one then at about 27ish mm
Well I suppose that would be too much for a spider of that species. You’re talking about the body length, right? Legs excluded, I mean.
the size as a whole was about the size of a quarter maybe a bit bigger
I see. Thank you for your reply. I can’t tell whether this size is consistent or not with the species I mentioned, though, because it is the body length that matters, when it comes to identifying a spider. The leg span matters too, but the body length is a safer criterion since it’s not affected by the posture of the legs, which of course can vary a lot.
pretty sure it’s a big grass spider. saw one similar yesterday. body length around 20mm. leg span easily double that. Would be nice if there’s a shot from the front to show the eye pattern. if it’s 2 top, 4 mid, 2 bottom then I’m almost certain it’s a grass spider.
All the wolf spiders I’ve seen have 2 top, 4 bottom, and 2 lateral behind the top eyes.
Correct, with the anterior median eyes being clearly larger than the others, as shown here:
Anyway, in this case, I think that the spinnerets may serve as a safe criterion to rule out a Wolf Spider.