Spears Speaks About His Missouri Offer

Recent Missouri camper Marcel Spears picked up an offer from the Missouri Tigers on Wednesday. He spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com shortly afterwards about his thoughts on the news and his recruitment overall.

On Wednesday, 2015 LB prospect Marcel Spears 6’0” 205 Olathe (KS) North, who has camped with Missouri on June 10th, had a telephone conversation with Missouri assistant coaches Andy Hill and Dave Steckel. Spears told ShowMeMizzou.com that the Missouri coaches informed him that Missouri was offering him a scholarship.

“I’m blessed and thankful,” said Spears, referring to the news of his Missouri offer. “I’ve always wanted to play in the SEC, and Missouri’s giving me the chance to do that.”

Spears reported currently holding offers from Idaho, Iowa State, North Dakota State, Western Illinois, and Wyoming, in addition to Missouri.

Missouri is recruiting Spears to play outside linebacker.

“Coach Hill and Coach Steckel said that they’re very committed to me, and that they want me to be a Missouri Tiger,” said Spears. “They said that they’re very high on me.”

Spears, who said that he likes to hit, posted a personal best 4.66-second 40-yard dash at the first of Missouri’s one-day camps, to go along with a 36” standing vertical. He said that Missouri liked what they saw of him in the drills at their camp.

“Missouri liked the way that I moved,” said Spears, speaking of his camp performance. “But I always know that there’s always room for improvement. "I know I felt good, but I knew there were things that I need to improve on and get better at.”

“Missouri has a lot of great players,” said Spears, speaking to the challenge of competing with other quality players.

Spears had come to the Missouri camp with several of his teammates. He acknowledged that Missouri is his best offer, and he cited plans to re-visit Missouri with his parents later, possibly next month, or during the season. He admitted to being caught off guard a bit by the Missouri offer, and he appeared to be trying to get his head around the exciting news. He’s obviously very interested in Missouri, but he didn’t appear to be in a big hurry to make a decision. It sounded like he wants to involve his parents in the decision and have them accompany him on a visit to Mizzou.

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