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Football Recruiting: Louisville among suitors for Richards’ Spencer Tears

Spencer Tears Richards | Allen Trieu/Scout.com

Spencer Tears, of Richards | Allen Trieu/Scout.com

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Updated: August 28, 2014 6:41AM



After a lull in his recruitment, Richards rising senior wide receiver Spencer Tears is back in the recruiting game in a big way.

He took a spring visit to Nebraska after receiving an offer from the Huskers and committed just a few days after. A short while later, Tears decided to take a step back to reopen his recruiting process.

Since then he has added an offer from Louisville, and the Scout.com three-star is getting steady interest from Kansas, Connecticut, Purdue and Bowling Green.

“Well, they are in the ACC that’s one thing I like about Louisville,” Tears said. “I don’t really know much about them but what I do know from watching them is that they are a heck of a football team. I am sure I will grow to love them.”

For the 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect, the offer from the Cardinals was a surprise. They contacted him for the first time to tell him they liked his film, and an hour later they offered.

“The offer was surprising. I think I am waking up and talking to the same coaches as usual, and then out of nowhere comes another coach saying they want to offer me,” Tears said.

Borland adds another

Bolingbrook rising junior linebacker Tuf Borland has received his second offer, from Massachusetts. For the 6-2, 225-pound four-star prospect, the process has been a pleasant surprise after getting started with an offer from Illinois as a sophomore.

“It’s almost like getting the offers so early isn’t real,” Borland said. “You always hear about these guys who are younger getting all these offers, and now it is here for me.”

As for Massachusetts, it is a school that Borland is looking forward to learning more about.

“I don’t know much about them but I know they are really into their schooling and academics,”Borland said.

Borland returns to a talent-heavy Raiders defense, including Notre Dame defensive lineman commit Micah Dew-Treadway, twin Minnesota commits Jacob and Julian Huff, and Ball State defensive back commit Armani McNulty.

“I am excited to get back out here and be with the guys and just get ready for the season,” Borland said. “It takes buckling down and getting ready for the start of the year.”

Breshars picks Florida Atlantic

Rising senior Batavia offensive lineman Jack Breshears has picked Florida Atlantic after taking a visit to campus and meeting the staff.

“The coaches had just finished speaking to me and asked if I had any questions, I said, ‘I am humbled that you guys had faith in me an extended me a scholarship offer, I would like to join the family and give you my verbal commitment,” Breshears said. “They were all super-excited, and when the head coach got done congratulating me he open the door and screamed ‘We got an Owl!’ ”

As for the recruiting process for the 6-5, 265-pound prospect, it was one that he enjoyed from the start.

“Recruiting overall went very well. I’ve been blessed to get a ton or college attention and loved every second of it. I’d do it again in a heartbeat,” Breshears said.

Breshears also had an offer from Central Michigan.



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