SHRINE BOWL 2013: Alex Spence

SPARTANBURG - Clemson place kicker commitment Alex Spence is representing the South Carolina team in this year's Shrine Bowl.

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Going through two-a-days is tough on everybody, even the kickers. For Spence, who's handling all of the kicking duties this week [field goals, extra-points, kickoffs and punts], will be a busy man during this week's practices at Spartanburg High School.

"I have to think about what I was doing during summer football camp when we had to two-a-days, in terms of spacing out my kicks and how to limit my reps and everything like that, so I'm working on it," Spence said on Monday, during an interview with CUTigers.

"Once I figure out the schedules, I can get everything right."

Committed to Clemson since June, the three-star prospect from West Florence connected on 15 of 18 field goals with a long of 47 yards as a senior. Spence missed just one of his 37 extra-point attempts and averaged close to 40 yards per punt.

He'll compete with Ammon Lakip for the place-kicking spot that Chandler Catanzaro will vacate after the Orange Bowl.

"I'm going to work really hard in the offseason. Hopefully, I'll be able to start next year and do just as good as Catanzaro, or better," Spence said. "That's my goal."

Clemson special teams coordinator Danny Pearman recently stopped by West Florence.

"Next time I'm going to see him is early January or the official visit, which is the 16th or 17th [January]," Spence said.

He added, "They pretty much tell me to keep doing what I'm doing. I've just worked hard and gotten better. They like how I am right now, to just keep getting better. They're excited about me."

In the meantime, Spence is excited about the opportunity to participate in the Shrine Bowl this week.

"It's a pretty special honor," he said. "I'm proud to represent West Florence and to be able to represent Clemson as well here.

"Even though it's just started, we're having a pretty good time so far. So I look forward to, hopefully, enjoying myself during the week and playing well in the game." Top Stories