LSU’s late push adds Spears to 2013 recruiting class

Apparently it’s never too late in recruiting.

Just ask Holy Cross wide receiver Kevin Spears and the team he just committed to, the LSU Tigers.

Spears only started playing varsity football as a junior and only received a scholarship offer from LSU on Jan. 13, the same day he committed to Louisiana Tech.

But after taking an official visit to LSU this weekend, Spears flipped from his commitment from Tech to the Tigers.

Spears (6-foot-2 and 191 pounds) helps fill LSU’s need for taller receiver prospects in the Class of 2013, a need made even more acute by the continued questions over whether junior college commitment Quantavius Leslie will be academically eligible.

LSU now has 26 commitments and one signee (junior college tight end Logan Stokes) for this year’s class.

Spears, who had 65 catches for 1,115 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012, has flown under most recruiting radars to date. He is unrated by ESPN, Rivals and Scout, while 24/7 Sports rates him a three-star prospect and the No. 51 player in Louisiana.

LSU also welcomed 10 previously committed players in this weekend for official visits, among them East Feliciana defensive end/inebacker prospect Kendell Beckwith.

Brazil and Herron both told 24/7 Sports they were flirting with the idea of taking official visits before the national signing period begins Feb. 6, but after being at LSU this weekend, they decided not to go.

Brazil was being courted by Ole Miss and Arkansas, Herron by Ole Miss and Tennessee.

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