2016 linebacker picks up SMU offer

2016 Irving Nimitz linebacker Noah Spears grabbed his first offer from SMU and talked with Billy about the offer!

2016 Irving Nimitz linebacker Noah Spears picked up his first offer, from SMU, and impressed the SMU staff with how he’d fit at linebacker in SMU’s scheme.

“My coach called me down to the field house and put coach McDaniel on the phone and he said we want to offer you a scholarship,” Spears said. “He said we like you. We like your film. We want you to come play and be a part of our team.”

While SMU has signed 2015 linebackers Michael Scott and Delontae Scott, Spears doesn’t know too much about SMU.

“Not a lot. I’ve talked to the twins, but nothing too much,” Spears said. “I’ve gone to their spring game. I thought it was fun. A lot of flying around and hitting. I think they’re going to be good next year. They got a good class coming in and I had a chance to talk to some of their signees. They weren’t too bad in the spring game. The defense was good and the offense really moved the ball.”

Linebackers coach Archie McDaniel is impressing Spears early so far.

“He’s cool, he’s nice and he won’t talk to you just about football. He’ll ask you how’s school going and all that,” the 6-2, 210-pound linebacker said.

The location of SMU helps the Mustangs in Spears’ recruitment so far.

“I like the fact that it’s close. I like the fact that my mom can come and watch me play,” Spears said. “Some friends can come home for some of them.”

SMU offering first gives Spears a big boost to keep working hard and doing what he’s doing.

“It’s a bit of relief knowing that what I’m doing is working,” Spears said. “Just drives me to work harder so I can get more.”

Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Kansas, Penn State, Texas Tech and Missouri have all shown interest in Spears, who is looking to pick up his second offer.

Spears wants a home feeling and to see how the coaches are and how the student life is when he visits SMU.

On the field, Spears is aggressive like the Scott brothers and rises to the level of competition that Nimitz faces.

“I’m aggressive. I like to fly around and make plays,” Spears said. “I don’t back down from any competition. I treat any game like any game, no matter the competition.”

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