By NU Athletic Communications
QB, 6-2, 205, Stephenville, Texas (Stephenville HS)
Quarterback Kody Spano is one of two members of the 2008 Nebraska recruiting class to join the Huskers at mid-semester. Spano completed his high school studies at Stephenville (Texas) High School in the first semester, and enrolled at Nebraska in January. Spano is one of nine Texans in the Nebraska recruiting class, giving the Huskers 16 signees from the Lone Star State over the past two years. The 6-2, 205-pound Spano provided Stephenville High and Coach Chad Morris with a dual threat from the quarterback position. During his senior season, Spano passed for 2,263 yards and 23 touchdowns, while completing better than 62 percent of his passes to lead Stephenville to a 10-2 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. He also rushed for 366 yards and 11 touchdowns. Spano also produced big numbers as a junior, throwing for 2,889 yards and 31 touchdowns, while rushing for an additional 532 yards and 10 touchdowns. Stephenville also finished 10-2 under his direction in 2006. Spano's performance as a senior earned him Offensive MVP honors in Class 4-A District 8, and second-team Class 4-A all-state honors. Spano also earned second-team all-state honors during his junior season. Spano is ranked as the nation's No. 9 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com and among the top 50 players in the Lone Star State. ESPN.com also ranks Spano among the nation's top 30 quarterbacks. Spano also competed for the track team, and won the district title in the discus as a junior. Also a standout in the classroom, Spano was a member of the National Honor Society. In addition to Nebraska, Spano also visited Oklahoma State and received scholarship offers from TCU and Tulsa. Spano is the son of Kyle and Kim Spano, and was born on April 25, 1989.