Spears is a project
I'm a little worried about our history with WR projects. Armand Williams at least held an offer from Bobby Petrino. I was excited about the kid's size and athleticism. If he can't play WR, why hasn't he played safety, or receiving TE?
I do think Spears is a late bloomer and definitely has a lot of upside (but I thought that about Williams). I can't think of a comparable player, but these are changing time.
I agree on Carter. I think we make room for Willis (and RN, unlikely as it is) if he decides on us, but it is looking more and more likely he will go elsewhere.
If he'd taking Leslie's place that's fine but if not, I don't like it.
I'm pretty sure this is the calculus, though, objectively, it looks like a big step down. I'm not sure the recruiting services will increase their valuation of Spears based on an LSU offer in the same way they would if he committed to USCw, Bama or Notre Dame - ultimately I don't care as long as he develops into a starter and becomes a solid player.