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Speir played tight end before moving to tackle for the Wolverines, who won eight regular-season games for the first time in school history. Speir committed to play offensive lineman for Richmond, the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) champion in 2008. He attended the Spiders' championship game victory over Montana in Chattanooga. After backing off a commitment to UAB, Speir committed to Richmond following a November visit. He watched the Spiders against Delaware and called coach Mike London a few days later to commit. "I just liked everything they had to offer," Speir said.
Footwork and pass-blocking skills.
Upper-body strength. "[Recruits] don't get the workout plan until after we sign, so I've been going to Gold's Gym three or four days a week to stay in shape," Speir said.