Spears will continue to improve

Kevin Spears didn't emerge on the scene until late in the recruiting process. But that doesn't mean he's a project. The new LSU signee already has all the tools in the place, but he still wants to keep getting better.

The last six weeks went at a hectic pace for Kevin Spears.

A late-blooming prospect, Spears saw his recruitment take off after his senior year highlight film started making the rounds. First came the small schools like Henderson State and Northern Colorado.

Then some bigger ones, like Louisiana Tech and San Diego State. Then eventually came the dream offer — LSU. Spears now looks back at that time around Christmas as the point when his recruitment really started.

"That's when everything started to come quicker," Spears said. "Big colleges started to come after me. Then eventually LSU hopped on board."

After a brief commitment to Louisiana Tech, Spears eventually joined LSU's 2013 class after the staff extended him a full offer in late January.

"I'm comfortable with the college choice I made, and now that I have, everything has died down," Spears said. "It was crazy at one point, but I'm glad everything turned out the way it did."

On Wednesday, Spears made it official by sending in his National Letter of Intent around 8:41 a.m. Though his recruitment didn't necessarily have the same duration as some of his fellow signees, it did have all the twists and turns.

"[Signing Day] went great," Spears said. "I was really excited. I'm ready to do the work that I need to do get on the field at the next level. I want to make the best opportunity out of it."

Like the other future Tigers, the next few months will involve a heavy workout load for Spears, as he continues preparations for LSU.

"I'm going to work out more and get better," Spears said. "That's the main thing is to stay in shape. I just have to finish school out and get ready for the next level."

Though Spears is a surprisingly polished wide receiver, despite playing football for only two years, he does admit he has plenty of room to improve. Still, he sees an opportunity to play early, and at 6-foot-3, he can certainly carve out a niche in a LSU passing game desperately needing height.

"I hope I can make an impact," Spears said. "I have some things to catch up on, but for the most part I'll be able to do it. I won't have a problem learning the offense. I still have some different things to work on but I look forward to doing that.


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