Tigers Land a LB

This underrated linebacker prospect from North Carolina just finished his official visit to Clemson and has committed to the Tigers.

LB Spencer Shuey Profile

With 12 official visitors on campus this weekend, including a handful of uncommitted prospects, there was bound to be a commitment or two.

And indeed there was.

Spencer Shuey, the defensive MVP for the North Carolina squad in last month's annual Shrine Bowl, gave his commitment to the Clemson coaching staff this morning.

The 6-foot-3, 238-pounder from Charlotte (N.C.) South Mecklenburg, headed into halftime of the Shrine Bowl with seven tackles including two for a loss. A thumb injury suffered late in the second quarter limited him to just one more tackle the rest of the game.

At South Mecklenburg, Shuey was a three-year starter at both fullback and middle linebacker. He finished his senior season with 88 tackles and rushed for 1,250 yards and 15 touchdowns.

CUTigers.com spoke with him just minutes after he made his decision.

"Everything about it went great," Shuey told CUTigers.com. "I'm committed to Clemson now. They just offered me and I accepted it. I really love the coaches, town, players and facilities. All of it.

"My dad came down with me too and he loved it just as much. We really had a great time."

When asked how firm he was with this pledge, he responded, "98 or 99 percent. It would take a lot to change it."

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman Dalton Freeman was his host this weekend.

"We got along great," Shuey said. "I like him a lot and did a great job showing me around."

Shuey said he's not 100 percent sure about his future visits, but admitted he may take one to the Big Ten.

"I am not really sure yet," he added. "I will talk to the other schools. I probably [will] not, but I may take one to Illinois. Feel like I owe it to them."

Shuey, who also has offers from Kentucky and Illinois and strong interest from North Carolina and Wake Forest, is the 12th verbal commitment to the Tigers in their 2009 recruiting class.

The Clemson coaching staff is expecting to sign between 19-20 prospects next month on National Signing Day.

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