Iowa State football recruiting: LB Marcel Spears, DE Seth Nerness updates


Iowa State has given an offer to Marcel Spears from Kansas, and Iowa native Seth Nerness gives his latest thoughts on receiving an offer from the team late last year.

Photo from Hudl video.

First, Rivals writer Randy Withers reports on Twitter that Iowa State gives Spears his first offer from a Big 12 school, and it follows an offer from Idaho.

Spears plays at both wide receiver and outside linebacker at Olathe, Kansas. He checks in at 6-foot and weights 203 lbs. with a 40-yard dash time of 4.68 seconds. You can take a look at more stats and his full video collection at Hudl.

According to Signing Day Recruit, Spears has (after two seasons) 106 solo tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, nine deflected passes, two interceptions, and three forced fumbles. For those interested on his receiving numbers, he just spent his junior year at the position, and caught nine passes for 128 yards. He also has a rushing touchdown.

Hawkeye Report ran into defensive end Seth Nerness over the weekend to get an update on status with the Iowa Hawkeyes, but he also shed some light on his situation with Iowa State.

The Cyclones gave Nerness an offer last December and despite growing up a Hawkeye fan, he loves the coaches, especially defensive end coach Stan Eggen.

Nerness is currently a 3-star recruit on Rivals and his only offer has been from the Cyclones so far. He also talked about the interest level in both Kansas State and Oklahoma in the video.

The recruit from Murray, Iowa, went to junior day at Iowa State back in early March.