LAKE BUENA VISTA — One of the top outside linebackers in the country is Miami Northwestern star Sean Spence. Blessed with a plethora of speed and athleticism, Spence has been one of the most heralded players at the Under Armour All-American Game. Now, it appears as if the University of Miami commit and early enrollee might take a trip to visit Florida.
When asked if there was really any other schools in the mix for his services, Spence announced that he might take the trip two hours north and see what is going on in Gator Country.
“North Carolina, Tennessee, and you know, Florida came on at the last minute, so I don’t know,” he said. “I still might take a visit and see what’s going on up in Gainesville.”
“When I get back,” he added. “I’m fixin’ to go call Doc Holliday back. He just called me. Florida is a good place. My Mom graduated from Florida. So, I’m going to go up there and see what they have to offer and see if that’s best for me.”
Spence (6-0, 200) is the fourth rated outside linebacker in the ESPN 150. He helped lead Northwestern to the mythical high school national championship. Spence is explosive and flat disruptive to opposing offenses. He has terrific feet and is always around the football. He was extremely impressive from the pre-game warm-ups to his play in the Bulls 41-6 state title victory over Orlando Boone.
He and several of his Northwestern teammates have publicly committed to the Hurricanes. After finishing with a 5-7 record under first year head coach Randy Shannon, the ‘Canes would seem to offer plenty of opportunity for playing time.
“The coaching staff has been telling us that they need some ball players,” Spence said. “You know they got away from that a little bit. We’re trying to go back down to Miami and bring the swagger back.”
“They showed me the depth chart and when I come in January I should be on the second team fighting for a starting position. So, I just have to go in, work hard, and learn the system and hopefully I’ll be on the field.”
You can check out Spence at the Under Armour All-American Game this Saturday, January 5th at 2pm EST on ABC.