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  • '19 TX DE Hunter Spears (Notre Dame Signee)

    Strong-Side Defensive End
    Sachse High School
    Sachse, Texas



    Ht: 6-4
    Wt: 267

    Ratings
    247: 92; #128 OVR; #10 DE; #15 TX
    Rivals:
    Scout:
    ESPN:
    247 Composite:

    Offers
    Notre Dame
    Alabama
    Houston
    Illinois
    Rice
    Texas Tech

    Interest
    Michigan
    Stanford

    <iframe src='//www.hudl.com/embed/video/3/5530227/5834b6645b3cd925e888708d' width='640' height='360' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Last edited by clashmore_mike; 12-19-2018, 08:04 AM.

  • #2
    Had an Alabama offer already. Listed as having ND and Stanford interest, and now gets the ND offer.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AGTG?src=hash">#AGTG</a> Beyond blessed and honored to receive an offer from the University of Notre Dame❕ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FightClub19?src=hash">#FightClub19</a> <a href="https://t.co/SSUUWehyiU">pic.twitter.com/SSUUWehyiU</a></p>&mdash; Hunter Spears (@Thehunterspears) <a href="https://twitter.com/Thehunterspears/status/870637970977464325">June 2, 2017</a></blockquote>
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    • #3
      <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I caught up with recent <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ND?src=hash">#ND</a> offer <a href="https://twitter.com/Thehunterspears">@Thehunterspears</a>. He has family connections to Indiana and will visit this summer. <a href="https://t.co/qwq7JOUXJG">https://t.co/qwq7JOUXJG</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Sinclair (@fightingirishk1) <a href="https://twitter.com/fightingirishk1/status/870698369752027136">June 2, 2017</a></blockquote>
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      What did Davonte do?

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      • #5
        Britney's kid is old enough to play college football almost?
        Fan since Vagas Ferguson and Jerome Heavens!

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        • #6
          <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">(FREE) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Notre Dame</a> checked in on Top 150 DE/DT Hunter Spears this week. The 6-4, 267 lbs junior will visit <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ND?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ND</a> soon. <a href="https://t.co/yFftYXcZGE">https://t.co/yFftYXcZGE</a> <a href="https://t.co/02kskDI5Mi">pic.twitter.com/02kskDI5Mi</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Sinclair (@fightingirishk1) <a href="https://twitter.com/fightingirishk1/status/918832484938276864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 13, 2017</a></blockquote>
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          What did Davonte do?

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          • #7
            Originally posted by dublinirish View Post
            <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">(FREE) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Notre Dame</a> checked in on Top 150 DE/DT Hunter Spears this week. The 6-4, 267 lbs junior will visit <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ND?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ND</a> soon. <a href="https://t.co/yFftYXcZGE">https://t.co/yFftYXcZGE</a> <a href="https://t.co/02kskDI5Mi">pic.twitter.com/02kskDI5Mi</a></p>&mdash; Kevin Sinclair (@fightingirishk1) <a href="https://twitter.com/fightingirishk1/status/918832484938276864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 13, 2017</a></blockquote>
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            That's interesting. Elko was in TX yesterday and Alexander is in CA today. Would Polian send Alexander to Texas for a day before sending him over to Cali, when Elko (arguably the best recruiter on staff, and the kid's potential DC) is already in Texas?

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            • #8
              Originally posted by zelezo vlk View Post
              That's interesting. Elko was in TX yesterday and Alexander is in CA today. Would Polian send Alexander to Texas for a day before sending him over to Cali, when Elko (arguably the best recruiter on staff, and the kid's potential DC) is already in Texas?
              Who's on 3rd?

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              • #9
                Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                Who's on 3rd?
                And WHAT is the deal with airline food?

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                  Who's on 3rd?
                  I don't know.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by zelezo vlk View Post
                    That's interesting. Elko was in TX yesterday and Alexander is in CA today. Would Polian send Alexander to Texas for a day before sending him over to Cali, when Elko (arguably the best recruiter on staff, and the kid's potential DC) is already in Texas?
                    I'm going to assume that this is because Elko was busy, going to class with Brian Williams is an all day thing.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Luckylucci View Post
                      I'm going to assume that this is because Elko was busy, going to class with Brian Williams is an all day thing.
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                      • #13
                        Beat me to it. Reps.

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                        • #14
                          As good as I thought DL recruiting was looking for the 2019 class, that didn't even include this kid.

                          Kevin Sinclair, on the 247 podcast, stated that Spears has let him know during the last couple of conversations, that ND is the clear leader (despite the Alabama offer). High academic kid who may have Stanford interest.

                          https://247sports.com/college/notre-...g-up-110150120

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by ab2cmiller View Post
                            As good as I thought DL recruiting was looking for the 2019 class, that didn't even include this kid.

                            Kevin Sinclair, on the 247 podcast, stated that Spears has let him know during the last couple of conversations, that ND is the clear leader (despite the Alabama offer). High academic kid who may have Stanford interest.

                            https://247sports.com/college/notre-...g-up-110150120
                            Definitely has Stanford interest, both ways. Visited Palo Alto over the summer. He screams Stanford to me. I won't get overly wrapped up w/ any single 2019 DT or DE. ND will have it's pick and will be forced to turn away 4.5 stars next cycle.

                            Freebie:

                            https://stanford.rivals.com/news/sta...-hunter-spears


                            Hunter Spears is three months removed from an ACL tear, but the knee injury isn’t slowing down the rising junior defensive end. He visited Cal and Stanford this past week and left the Bay Area with an offer from the Golden Bears.

                            The Cal offer was appreciated by Spears because it came while he is recovering from knee surgery and the quality of the university.

                            Spears is not just a football player with offers from Alabama, Notre Dame and others. He also finished his sophomore year with a 4.5 GPA and is interested in either going the medical school route or getting an MBA.

                            It’s understandable then that Spears’ first trip to California focused on several top elite academic schools and found him on The Farm for the June 21 junior day. His first impression of the university was eye opening.

                            “When you get there the whole Stanford campus is amazing and beautiful,” he said. “The facilities are top notch. The coaches are super welcoming. It seems like a great environment. Right off the bat it felt like a good place to be.”

                            Stanford’s quarterback/receivers coach Tavita Pritchard recruits Spears’ area of Texas and the two have talked “a lot,” Spears said. Pritchard has come by Sachse High a couple times to check in on Spears, including a visit after Spears’ surgery.

                            Once on Stanford’s campus Spears talked with head coach David Shaw and defensive line coach Diron Reynolds. He enjoyed learning about Reynolds’ coaching philosophy and overall said it was “good to meet everybody.”

                            Like most of the college coaches he talks to, Stanford’s staff told Spears he shouldn’t try to play his junior season. According to Spears, Reynolds assured the 2019 recruit that he is near the top of their defensive line board and doesn’t need to rush back to the field to prove anything.

                            During his sophomore season Spears finished with 57 tackles, 11 TFL and four sacks against Division 6A competition.

                            As soon as he’s healthy and able to show he’s back to moving like he was before the injury then Stanford -- along with a number of other schools -- will check in on how he looks.

                            And for his part Spears said he does not plan to commit to a school until he shows he’s 100 percent back to pre-injury form.

                            “I don't want to put that on anybody,” he said of verbally committing to a school that may have concerns about his knee.

                            And if the Cardinal were to offer the academically accomplished defensive lineman: “I've always loved Stanford because of how special that degree is and if you go there you can almost change the world,” he said. “Seeing all these people there that are doing so much with life ... it really spoke to me that you can go there to play top-notch football and have the best education in the United States. You can walk out with something more than football.”

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                            • #16
                              Great.

                              Will hate playing against this guy for 4 years.

                              Hope he rebounds and plays to his potential.

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                              • #17
                                In theory, I want ND's strength of schedule to be as good as possible, since we might need that to get into the playoff. Despite that, I still want Stanford to get the shit beaten out of them in all of the games they have left, for this exact reason. I'm sick of them presenting an existential threat to us on the recruiting trail with the high academic kids. I think we'll be OK as long as we win out, even if they keep losing, so I'll be rooting against them every week.

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                                • #18
                                  So someone posts an update with this guy calling ND his clear leader and all of a sudden we're depressed about him going to Stanford?

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                                  • #19
                                    Originally posted by fightingirish26 View Post
                                    So someone posts an update with this guy calling ND his clear leader and all of a sudden we're depressed about him going to Stanford?

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                                    • #20
                                      CB today from Loy. I know Sinclair is close to doing same thing. Loy thinks we land Spears, Smith, Johnson, Anderson and Lacey in 2019 DL class.

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                                      • #21
                                        Originally posted by dwshade View Post
                                        CB today from Loy. I know Sinclair is close to doing same thing. Loy thinks we land Spears, Smith, Johnson, Anderson and Lacey in 2019 DL class.
                                        Uhh, yes please

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                                        • #22
                                          Originally posted by dwshade View Post
                                          CB today from Loy. I know Sinclair is close to doing same thing. Loy thinks we land Spears, Smith, Johnson, Anderson and Lacey in 2019 DL class.
                                          Would be stupid good.

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                                          • #23
                                            There will be a speed rusher in next year's class.

                                            100% guarantee it. Might be an OLB, might be a WDE. hopefully it's someone like Traveon Freshwater, Brandon Smith, NaNa, Jason Bargy or Stephen Herron.

                                            Still like JJ Weaver's film a lot too.

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                                            • #24
                                              Originally posted by fightingirish26 View Post
                                              So someone posts an update with this guy calling ND his clear leader and all of a sudden we're depressed about him going to Stanford?
                                              Seems like people have gotten used to being disappointed and have a defeatist attitude. Kinda weird when we're playing and recruiting well.
                                              60% of the time, it works every time.

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                                              • #25
                                                Originally posted by yankeeND View Post
                                                Would be stupid silly good.

                                                FIFY

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                                                • #26
                                                  Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                                  There will be a speed rusher in next year's class.

                                                  100% guarantee it. Might be an OLB, might be a WDE. hopefully it's someone like Traveon Freshwater, Brandon Smith, NaNa, Jason Bargy or Stephen Herron.

                                                  Still like JJ Weaver's film a lot too.
                                                  Agreed. Definitely need a speed edge rusher.

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                                                  • #27
                                                    Originally posted by dwshade View Post
                                                    CB today from Loy. I know Sinclair is close to doing same thing. Loy thinks we land Spears, Smith, Johnson, Anderson and Lacey in 2019 DL class.
                                                    Can I get full names for the bolded. I got the other three but these don't come to mind immediately.

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                                                    • #28
                                                      Originally posted by SouthSideChiDomer View Post
                                                      Can I get full names for the bolded. I got the other three but these don't come to mind immediately.
                                                      Mazi Smith

                                                      Rodas Johnson

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                                                      • #29
                                                        Sounds like you can count Bargy out for 19 class.

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                                                        • #30
                                                          Originally posted by dwshade View Post
                                                          Sounds like you can count Bargy out for 19 class.
                                                          Yeah, sounds like it. I have a former teammate next door in Kankakee who coaches basketball. He said as much from the beginning. He was shocked ND offered. His feeling was the Illini IF they can get it done, maybe Purdue or MSU. If not Big 12, SEC or the kind of kid that becomes an All American at Northern Illinois. I know the kid likes ND so I'll keep hope alive he can turn the corner but I haven't been holding my breath and I include him in lists out of respect.

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                                                          • #31
                                                            The Texas Tech analyst CB'd Spears to the Red Raiders.

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                                                            • #32
                                                              Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                                              The Texas Tech analyst CB'd Spears to the Red Raiders.
                                                              I can't see this kid throwing tortillas

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                                                              • #33
                                                                Originally posted by zelezo vlk View Post
                                                                I can't see this kid throwing tortillas
                                                                I hate to be this guy but... if Joseph Anderson is coming, I don't care and possibly don't even want him.

                                                                This class is going to have all the DT's it needs and both Anderson and Spears are SDE's that might be better suited as DT's as they mature.

                                                                I'd much rather have:

                                                                Inside - Lacey, Johnson, Smith, Briggs, Carter, (stop whenever they run out of spots)

                                                                Swing - Anderson

                                                                DE - Harrison, Weaver, Hicks

                                                                Drop - Freshwater, Brandon Smith, Osafo-Mensah, Stover

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                                                                • #34
                                                                  Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
                                                                  I hate to be this guy but... if Joseph Anderson is coming, I don't care and possibly don't even want him.

                                                                  This class is going to have all the DT's it needs and both Anderson and Spears are SDE's that might be better suited as DT's as they mature.

                                                                  I'd much rather have:

                                                                  Inside - Lacey, Johnson, Smith, Briggs, Carter, (stop whenever they run out of spots)

                                                                  Swing - Anderson

                                                                  DE - Harrison, Weaver, Hicks

                                                                  Drop - Freshwater, Brandon Smith, Osafo-Mensah, Stover
                                                                  Oh I'm more than okay if the staff passes on Spears for Anderson, but going from ND with Stanford sniffing around to SCENIC Lubbock, TX is a huge dropoff. Kid deserves better.

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                                                                  • #35
                                                                    Originally posted by zelezo vlk View Post
                                                                    Oh I'm more than okay if the staff passes on Spears for Anderson, but going from ND with Stanford sniffing around to SCENIC Lubbock, TX is a huge dropoff. Kid deserves better.
                                                                    Looks Like F'n Iraq - Tommy Tubberville
                                                                    What did Davonte do?

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                                                                    • #36
                                                                      Originally posted by dublinirish View Post
                                                                      Looks Like F'n Iraq - Tommy Tubberville
                                                                      I have met quite a few Red Raiders down here. They couldn't pay me enough to go watch a game in Lubbock vs K State ha

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                                                                      • #37
                                                                        Originally posted by zelezo vlk View Post
                                                                        I have met quite a few Red Raiders down here. They couldn't pay me enough to go watch a game in Lubbock vs K State ha
                                                                        I visited Lubbock for basketball back between the Reformation and the Industrial Revolution. I enjoyed 6th Street at UT much more.

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                                                                        • #38
                                                                          I think ND should push for this kid to come. If we do push and he actually wants to go to Texas Tech over us then I'll be at a loss for words.

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                                                                          • #39
                                                                            Kevin CB'd him to ND tonight per Spear's timeline.

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                                                                            • #40
                                                                              Really happy for Kevin. I remember where this guy was when he came onto this board and would tell his mother about when ND got commits and would jump on you if you said anything negative. Now to be a respected mod at 247 is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen on this board.

                                                                              For Hunter, cool

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                                                                              • #41
                                                                                Yeah the Couv rocks

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                                                                                • #42
                                                                                  Originally posted by zelezo vlk View Post
                                                                                  Yeah the Couv rocks

                                                                                  Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
                                                                                  Whatever you're putting in those bags, keep doin it.

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                                                                                  • #43
                                                                                    Our boy's all grown up

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                                                                                    • #45
                                                                                      <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Notre Dame</a>&#39;s top priorities in 2019 has locked in a return trip to South Bend. This recruitment is one Irish fans should pay very close attention to. <a href="https://t.co/QV5t0aXpcq">https://t.co/QV5t0aXpcq</a> (VIP) <a href="https://t.co/uL423Alws4">pic.twitter.com/uL423Alws4</a></p>&mdash; Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomLoy247/status/948676673620402176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 3, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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                                                                                      • #46
                                                                                        https://247sports.com/college/notre-...ears-113404352

                                                                                        Flights booked and the Family is coming. Elston and Him have a good relationship.
                                                                                        Brotherhood may fade, but it will never run

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                                                                                        • #47
                                                                                          Good stuff, he was essentially planning on committing if he liked what he heard, let's hope that is still an option.

                                                                                          Silver lining to all of this is Elston is still at ND and he has built the relationships with the DL recruits. So it would seem that Hunter, Anderson, Mazi Smith, etc. won't be affected by the Elko departure, as of now.

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                                                                                          • #48
                                                                                            Really hoping that losing Elko doesn't completely destroy the monster haul we could have in 2019.
                                                                                            "Hey, I'll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher's *** by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather take his word for it?"

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                                                                                            • #49
                                                                                              Originally posted by BeauBenken View Post
                                                                                              Really hoping that losing Elko doesn't completely destroy the monster haul we could have in 2019.
                                                                                              It's certainly setting us back to some degree, and will even more if we lose Lea. Example, Brian Williams has alread added A&M to his previous top 3, to make it a top 4. He still had good things to say about ND, but did acknowledge he has to build a new relationship with the new staff.

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                                                                                              • #50
                                                                                                Originally posted by Luckylucci View Post
                                                                                                It's certainly setting us back to some degree, and will even more if we lose Lea. Example, Brian Williams has alread added A&M to his previous top 3, to make it a top 4. He still had good things to say about ND, but did acknowledge he has to build a new relationship with the new staff.
                                                                                                Well just eff me sideways. Williams is one of our, if not our top target.

                                                                                                Though we could definitely use some of these big time DEs that we're in on a little more.
                                                                                                "Hey, I'll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher's *** by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather take his word for it?"

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