Destination Clemson

After a visit to Wake Forest over the weekend, rumors have swirled around the commitment status of Shrine Bowl Defensive MVP and Clemson verbal commitment Spencer Shuey.

LB/DE Spencer Shuey Profile

The 6-3, 240 pound linebacker/defensive end prospect took an official visit to Wake Forest last weekend, and by all accounts, he liked what he saw.

"It was fun up there," he told CUTigers Wednesday afternoon. "Coach Grobe was amazing. Wake Forest has a great coaching staff. Everyone seems real close up there."

What was the highlight of the visit?

"It would probably be the people. I really got along well with the coaches and the players," replied Shuey.

After his trip to Winston-Salem, N.C., Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Billy Napier made a visit to Charlotte earlier this week to see Spencer and his family.

"They came by on Monday. It was coach Napier and coach Swinney. They came by the school and met with the coach, Athletic Director, my dad and me. We sat down and talked about everything. They told me how excited they are to get me to Clemson. I told them I was excited about the opportunity," said Shuey.

"Then we drove by my mom's office to see her. She got to meet them for the first time. She asked the typical mom questions. She wanted to know if they were going to take care of me and about the academics. She liked them a lot."

After the visit from the Clemson staff, there was no doubt remaining about the South Mecklenburg (N.C.) standout's college destination.

"I am firm with Clemson. I will be going to Clemson. I am not going to take any more visits. I just cancelled my official visit to Illinois," said Shuey.

The talented linebacker has been keeping in touch with one of his future teammates.

"I have been talking to Tyler Shatley on a regular basis. We have talked a good bit," said Shuey.

Now that the injury he suffered in the Shrine Bowl has healed Spencer is ready to help South Mecklenburg in two other sports.

"I just got my cast off. I had my first basketball practice today. I will be playing baseball later this spring," said Shuey.

The Shrine Bowl MVP is relieved the recruiting pressure is now behind him.

"I am glad. It feels good to have that behind me," said Shuey.

The 2008 season Shuey rushed for 1,263 yards and 16 touchdowns on offense.

His defensive stats included 94 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two sacks and seven quarterback pressures. Top Stories