By Sam McKewon / World-Herald Bureau
LINCOLN — A decommit in Nebraska’s 2015 recruiting class may open a door for an in-state prospect who camps in Lincoln in the next week.
Spencer Tears, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound wide receiver from suburban Chicago, announced Wednesday that he’d decommitted from the class. He gave no reason.
The three-star prospect had been committed to NU since mid-April. He did not answer text messages or calls from The World-Herald, and his voicemail had not been set up on his cellphone.
Tears was the lone receiver commit in the class, so opportunity may now knock for Bellevue West wideout CJ Johnson, who will attend the first session of Nebraska’s Big Red Football camp, which runs June 8 to 10.
Johnson told reporters this week at the MG Camp that he expects to earn a scholarship offer at the camp, and that associate head coach Barney Cotton, who handles in-state recruiting for the Huskers, had been pushing hard for it.
Johnson, the son of former NU wingback Clester Johnson, outshined Tears at a recent Rivals camp in Chicago. Tears took few reps at the camp, Rivals reported, because of fatigue in his legs.
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