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Spearman Close to Decision, Names Favorites

While the 2012 Minnesota recruiting class is filled with linebacker talent, the Gophers are still looking to add more impact players at the position. One recruit who fits the mold is 6-1, 220-pound linebacker Ike Spearman out of Lake Central (Ind.) High School. GoldenSports.net caught up with Spearman to learn the latest on his recruitment as well as his short list of favorite schools.

With offers rolling in from the Big Ten and SEC, Spearman has no shortage of interest or scholarship opportunities. He claims offers from Ole Miss, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. "Right now I'm talking to Ole Miss, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, all the teams that have offered me pretty much," he said. Spearman has also been in contact with Tennessee, Kentucky...

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