Alex Spence, the top-ranked kicker in the state of South Carolina, committed to Clemson Friday afternoon after receiving an offer from the school due to a stout performance at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp on Thursday, according to David Hood of TigerNet.com.
Spence will have big shoes to fill upon the departure of rising senior kicker Chandler Catanzaro, who is best known for clinching the ACC Atlantic Division title with his boot against Wake Forest in 2011. Catanzano also hammered one in to cap an epic come-from-behind victory in the Chic-Fil-A Bowl versus LSU last December.
Spence certainly harbors the skill set to supplant his predecessor.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound product out of Florence (SC) West Florence High School followed up an impressive junior season that saw him connect on 11-13 field goals — with a long of 47 — by winning the field goal portion of the 11th Annual Chris Sailer National Kicking Event in Las Vegas in June.
Spence is the 11th addition to a 2014 Clemson recruiting class currently tabbed as eighth in the nation by Rivals.com.