Wide Receiver Commits to Nebraska
Nebraska received its 10th commitment for the recruiting class of 2015 when Illinois wideout Spencer Tears gave his pledge to the Huskers following a spring game visit. Tears is 6'2" and 170 lbs. He holds offers from Indiana and Purdue, among others. It appears he's been part of a crowded offense that saw 4 receivers catch 30 or more passes. But he also got rushing opportunities out of the Wildcat and had a big impact returning kicks.
With three scholarship receivers set to depart after this season and two more contributors at the position a year away from graduation, the Huskers needed to add a receiver or two to the class. Tears fills that need and in terms of build looks a lot like departing senior Kenny Bell.
With a Rivals camp in Chicago upcoming in early May, Tears could easily see his offer list grow. The camp will also be a chance to get acquainted with a handful of other Husker commits who will be attending as well.
Tears commitment continues a now six-year streak of Huskers signing players out of Illinois. The list includes starting safety Corey Cooper, likely starting defensive tackle Vincent Valentine, Hail Mary hero Jordan Westerkamp, offensive tackle Matt Finnin, and the soon-to-arrive tandem of running back Mikale Wilbon and offensive lineman Tanner Farmer. The Huskers have an excellent batting average with this group. Only offensive lineman Ryan Klachko didn't work out transferring after one season before concussions forced him to give up football entirely.
More than nine months remain until signing day, but fans have to be pleased with NU's progress so far.