Spearman Picks Ole Miss

One of the top linebacker prospects in the Midwest came off the board Wednesday night as Lake Central's (Ind.) Ike Spearman committed to the Ole Miss Rebels. Spearman spoke about his commitment and what stood out to him about his future college team.

"I just wanted to call and let you know that I committed Ole Miss tonight," Spearman told GoldenSports.net on Wednesday evening.

Spearman saw aspects of Ole Miss that he couldn't pass up.

"They've been around from the beginning and with their record, their going through a rebuilding season," he said. "That's given me some possibly early playing ability in the best conference out there."

An athletic talent, the Rebels will likely use Spearman as a weak-side linebacker.

"They have me as a Will [linebacker]," he said. "I've played everything this year from middle, to strong, to Will, to like this is my first sectional game and I'm playing strong safety. On my team, I'm one of the faster guys so in the SEC it will fit well for me to go to the Will linebacker position. It fits well into what I'm good at."

This verstailty has garnered the attention of a number of schools who, prior to Wednesday, were still in the running for Spearman's commitment.

‘You know Minnesota of course," he said. "Also, I liked UCLA, Louisville, Cincinnati, Purdue. That was pretty much about it."

With teams still interested in Spearman, his commitment is solid to Ole Miss.

"I might take some more visits," he said. "I'm not going to say I'm totally done taking visits but right now my commitment is solid."

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