The 6-foot-2, 200-pound linebacker is still a junior, but spoke like a senior on Wednesday as he talked about what he wanted to see out of the team and its prospects for next year. Nimitz head coach Brian Rogers made the decision to limit Spears' playing time because he didn't want to see Spears get hurt for no reason, joking that Spears will see plenty of playing time this fall on defense and possibly offense as well.
Texas Tech safeties Michael Coley and J.J. Gaines were also in attendance for the spring game. Gaines spoke confidently about the defense entering next season. Coley, who will be a redshirt freshman at safety in 2015, voiced excited about playing for Coach David Gibbs.
Spears named Texas Tech when asked about possible favorites, and plans on attending multiple camps this season including a Tech football camp. He is excited about his approaching senior season.
"A lot of people are doubting us and I'm looking forward to proving them wrong."
The versatile 2016 prospect was in on every special teams play for Nimitz, blocking for the punter and on field goal tries.
Spears holds offers from Texas Tech, SMU, Utah State, and Sam Houston State. He is also receiving interest from Texas A&M among others.