Signee Update: Kevin Spears

LSU signee Kevin Spears was an under the radar prospect that burst onto the scene after a great senior season. Spears hops to carry that production with him once he begins his career in Baton Rouge, something that will begin very soon.

Holy Cross High School (New Orleans, La.) standout Kevin Spears was considered one of the more under the radar signees for LSU in their 2013 recruiting class. Spears entered his senior season for the Tigers having only played one full season of high school football. Spears certainly didn't disappoint as he collected 65 receptions for 1,115 yards and 11 touchdowns. It was because of this production that schools started to take notice of Spears. LSU got into the mix very late in the process, but the Tiger coaching staff was able to secure a commitment from Spears shortly after offering him.

There has been some uncertainty regarding the physical attributes of Spears for quite some time, especially his height. According to Spears, he has grown a little bit and has added some weight due to the offseason conditioning and lifting program that he has been involved with.

"I'm up to 6-3 195 pounds now," Spears told TSD. "I have gained a little bit of weight over the last few months. I've been working out and getting my running in. I've been doing a lot of stuff on my own as well. I'm just trying to stay active."

With his height being one of the things that attracted the LSU staff to Spears, the three-star receiver feels as though he is destined to play on the outside in the revamped LSU passing game.

"Due to my height, they are planning on putting me on the outside," said Spears. "Things will probably change, but it doesn't really matter to me because I will play wherever. They haven't told me a whole lot so I am just preparing for any position."

Spears hasn't played much football in his life, which makes his achievements thus far even more impressive. Just based off of his athleticism, Spears achieved goals that most high school players only ever dream of achieving. While that may be the case, Spears is on a mission to contribute during his freshman season at LSU to prove any doubters wrong about is abilities.

"Hopefully my height will allow me to help out with jump balls and things," said Spears. "I just want to make a good contribution to the team and show everyone what I can do even though I haven't played football for very long. I've been working very hard to do that since I signed. I feel like people are doubting me because I haven't played a lot of football."

The date that LSU's 2013 signing class will be reporting to Baton Rouge is approaching quickly. For Spears, the excitement of getting his college career started is at an all-time high. "I'm really excited because I never thought I would get to this point," said Spears. "I'm ready to get on the field and play now that I'm done with high school and things like that. It's a dream come true and I'm very pumped up about it."

Spears will be heading to campus very soon to get moved into his dorm at LSU. While he didn't attend school with any of his future roommates, Spears is looking forward to the friendships that he has built with them.

"Rickey Jefferson, Jeryl Brazil, and Duke Riley are going to be my roommates," said Spears. "I have really good relationships with those guys. We talk a lot and we are all excited to live together and get up there and work and things like that."

Not only does Spears have good relationships with several of the newest members of the LSU football program, but he has also known several current Tigers for quite some time.

"I've known a lot of guys that play there for a long time like Derrick Raymond and Debo Jones," said Spears. "It will all get better once I get there and I look forward to building those relationships within the team once I get there."


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