Clemson adds a kicker

No. 2 in the rising senior class at West Florence High School is Alex Spence, the latest addition to Clemson's 2014 signing haul.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound kicker isn't sure what he's more proud of, his football or his books.

On Friday nights during his junior season on the gridiron, Spence connected on 11-of-13 field goals with a long of 43 yards and 50-for-53 on extra-points. As a punter, he averaged 39 yards per attempt.

Spence, who's second among 375 students in the West Florence class of 2014, has an SAT score of 1350 and an un-weighted GPA of 4.0.

"I hope to make Academic All-American when I come to Clemson," he told CUTigers on Friday afternoon, about an hour after he committed to the Tigers.

Dabo Swinney and Danny Pearman offered Spence at the conclusion of camp session No. 2. Spence committed on the spot.

"I visited some other colleges for camps and the atmosphere at Clemson was unlike any college I've been to. It's like a family," Spence said. "They really love their players and their football team. I just wanted to be apart of it. When I got an offer, I was beyond excited and ready to commit immediately."

N.C. State, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Florida, ECU, Furman and Georgia Southern had expressed interest.

Clemson was his only offer.

"I kicked in front of them yesterday and they told me to meet them in the office today after camp was over," Spence said. "They invited me into coach Swinney's office. He and coach Pearman were sitting down and talking. They told me I'm the guy and they want me for their football team. I committed immediately."

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