A college decision had been looming the last couple of weeks for Irving Nimitz (Tex.) linebacker Noah Spears, but when he saw the new coaching staffs’ TempoCopter land at his game Friday night he knew the Mustangs were the best fit for him.
“It was a lot of stuff but when I saw that helicopter come to my game, it showed me that I must really be wanted there so it was nice,” Spears said.
The helicopter came as a bit of a surprise to Spears despite the coaches telling him beforehand but was also a special moment both for him and his mom.
“I was just excited, my mom was grinning, I was just really excited I didn’t think they were going to do it when they said it but it made me pick my game up a little bit,” Spears said.
Spears is excited to attend SMU next year for a variety of reasons, but is just as excited to realize a lifelong dream in the fall of next year.
“Just playing college ball, its always been a dream of mine and for it to finally come true, I’m excited for it,” Spears said, ”I’m going to continue the turnaround next year we got a lot of good recruits this year so I’m excited for the future.”
SMU’s commitment to him was not the only thing that swayed his decision to jump on with the Mustangs, he’s also seen progress with this SMU squad that showed him they were heading in the right direction.
“I know the program is going through a tough time this season but sometimes when you’re in the rebuilding stage you’re heading in the right direction so that’s good.”
That doesn’t mean he’s completely shutting down his recruitment as Spears will still take all of his official visits, with the only sure one right now being Utah State. “I plan on keeping it open,” Spears said, “Not in the coming months but I plan on taking five official visits, I know that one for sure will be Utah State but I don’t have any dates set up yet.”