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.

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WOOT!!!  Welcome aboard my good man!!
Keep clean, stay honest, study hard, have fun!!

Awesome skill set.. Welcome to the family!!

Loving the Illinois pipeline going for this class!  Kid sounds like he is a stud, and is excited to be a Husker. 
Now Bo, get them to “sign on the line that is dotted!”

Yes—Illinois offers us a very good recruiting area. Large population and right now the State schools aren’t that wonderful so we have a chance at their best. Awesome!

This news brings tears to my eyes.

That last comment just tears me up.

What rating is this guy? Unrated? I’d be more excited if they had brought in an actual rated receiver. Is this guy in the top 250 even? We keep finding unheralded gems though I guess…Kenny Bell, Burkhead, Martinez, others. It’s what we are attempting to bank on apparently, which scares me, because obviously we can’t compete with the big boys for the best talent. I can understand the best players want to go to the best schools that are winning NOW, not 15 years ago, I just can’t understand how a place like Nebraska keeps getting out recruited by the likes of Vanderbilt, Miss. State, Tennessee and Kentucky. And yes, these are all SEC schools, but none of them have the pedigree that we do, or have even been anywhere near as good as we’ve been, even recently. The same can be said of other schools that are NOT in the SEC. Excuse me, but there is no reason Rutgers, for example, should be out recruiting Nebraska, even IF we haven’t been relevant for several years.
We do have an awesome recruiting class coming, ranked 11 at the moment I believe, and I think some of the talent that is coming on the offensive line is awesome in Gates and Farmer. They do seem to have got a lot of talent on defense though in the linebackers especially, and they did go out and get Randy Gregory.
On the other side of the coin, I do think it is very funny when all of these schools that get these great classes just because of where they are located, and still don’t win big things usually. Classic examples would be Georgia and Texas. If we had their recruiting, where would wed be?

PE.. Stop trolling.. We are 7th in recruiting rankings right now.. This kid hasn’t hit the camp circuit yet.. He’s a talent

PE,

There’s this thing, uh, they call it, “Rivals”.  Alotta people swear by it or at it.  Tears is 3*s:

http://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/commitments/2015/nebraska-23

Is it 7th now? Awesome. Don;‘t know how that’s trolling, but that’s an invention of yours, not mine. We didn’t have trolls. Lets hope we hold that ranking, or at least end up in the top 15 or 20.
It’s still hard to get excited about a 3 star no one thinks enough about to give offers too…only Purdue and Indiana? And you are excited about that Twauto22?
Snuff Dog, you are just an idiot. You don’t matter and you don’t count. Go out for once and do something that matters to someone and get back to us. Don’t tell me your a liberal too? Sorry for not looking it up on Rivals, but, uh, I think that’s what I meant when I said “I believe 11th”. See if you can follow along a little better in the future would ya?

Is it 7th now? Awesome! Don’t know how that’s trolling, but that’s an invention of yours, not mine. We didn’t have trolls, and we wouldn’t either.  Lets hope we hold that ranking, or at least end up in the top 15 or 20.
It’s still hard to get excited about a 3 star no one thinks enough about to give offers too…only Purdue and Indiana? And you are excited about that Twauto22?
Sniff Dog, you are just an idiot. You don’t matter and you don’t count. Go out for once and do something that matters to someone and get back to us. Don’t tell me your a liberal too? Sorry for not looking it up on Rivals, but, uh, I think that’s what I meant when I said “I believe 11th”. See if you can follow along a little better in the future would ya?

Edit the Video Take out the 10/16/10 and the Beat Texas.  Nebraska fans understand that it will be a BIG game, but what good is a win 10/16/10 if we don’t win the North divoisin the B12 championship the Bowl game. Of course we all want this game badly, but wouldn’t it be so much sweeter to claim the big 12, aka Big Texas championship game on our way out the door?!?!?This video is Busch League!! Other teams circle and play for one regular season game, and that’s against Nebraska. It is NEVER the other way around!!Our fans are not stupid. We don’t need a video singling out UT to hype up the game. NU has always done it’s TALKING ON THE FIELD, and just because we’ve been a little quiet the last few years doesn’t mean we should start changing things up.

Could be . No he has wanted to do that ride for the past copule of years Hans. he wanted to get out west as quickly as possible. He is absolutely knacked now so I will find out more when he recovers consciousness in a few hours   I spose it could be a day actually!

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