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Nebraska landed their first wide receiver commit of 2015 and commit No. 10 overall today as Oaklawn (Ill.) Richards standout Spencer Tears decided to make it official for the Huskers.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Tears is fresh off a visit to Lincoln for the annual Husker Red-White spring game. After getting home and talking things over with his mother Tears and his family decided Nebraska was the best place for him.
"I'm committed to Nebraska," Tears told Rivals.com Illinois high school recruiting expert Edgy Tim of EdgyTim.com. "I just called up the coaches and told them I was ready to commit to the Cornhusker.
"I had a great visit last weekend with my Mom. Nebraska was everything I was looking for in a school. I committed because I just felt it was the best place for me. We came home from the visit and I talked it over with my Mom. I loved it and she loved it. Once we talked I knew I was ready and I committed to Nebraska."
In an interview done with HuskerOnline.com following the spring game, Tears did not hide the fact that he could see himself playing at Nebraska.
"I can most definitely see myself in the environment at Nebraska and in their offense," Tears said. "I was watching the receivers and I know most of the good ones graduate after this year and I can step in and contribute right away. I think I can be an asset to that offense."
Tears had the opportunity to speak with several members of the Husker coaching staff and he had the chance to hear where they envision him in the fast paced Nebraska offense.
"I talked to Coach John) Garrison, the offensive coordinator and Bo Pelini," Tears said. "They all told me that basically I can play inside and outside cause I'm quick and long and can get off the line. They see me moving around all over and being a threat."
Now that Tears has committed to Nebraska, he has his sights set on performing well at the Chicago Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour on May 4th. He will join other Husker commits Avery Anderson, Kendall Bussey, Eric Lee, and Daishon Neal at the camp.
Tears committed to Nebraska over other Big Ten offers Indiana and Purdue. He's currently ranked as the No. 7 player in the state of Illinois and the No. 42 overall wide receiver in the nation.
With Tears in the fold, Nebraska's 2015 recruiting class ranks No. 8 overall in the nation. Which Tears definitely took note of while making his decision.
He also wanted to pass along a message to all Husker fans out there about himself.
"I just felt like it was the best fit for me and it's great to know that I's apart of a top 10 recruiting class," Tears said. "I just want the fans to know you're getting a great player and an awesome class that's going to make big things happen for Nebraska football!"