Chicago Simeon linebacker Reggie Spearman responded to his first scholarship offer of the process, from the Indiana Hoosiers, with an immediate commitment, but after taking a few days to think about it the 6-2, 215-pound prospect decided it was best to re-open his recruitment.
"I felt that was a good decision, but I'm going to take this recruiting process slow and see how it plays out," Spearman said. "They are okay with it and they still want me. My offer is still going to be there."
Not only does Indiana's interest remain in the Chicago linebacker, but Spearman is also still very high on the Hoosiers.
"They really, really want me and I definitely feel I could be there, get early playing time and get on the field early," he said. "That is definitely big in my book."
Spearman considered making an unofficial visit to Bloomington this weekend, but stayed in Chicago to train. He expects to visit the Hoosiers in the near future.
"I'll probably make a trip out to Indiana soon for an unofficial and I might go out to the University of Houston," Spearman said. "I talked to [Houston's] linebackers coach and defensive coordinator. They were really excited and I'm going to send them some game film and he's going to get back to me."
Besides Indiana and Houston, Spearman has also been hearing from the likes of Michigan State, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan and Northern Illinois. An athletic linebacker, Spearman has the ability to play several of the linebacker positions in college.
"I definitely can play inside or outside, but I like playing outside," Spearman said. "My favorite player is Vonn Miller, so I definitely look up to him a little bit."