All-American Spotlight: Sean Spence

ORLANDO, Fla. --- Sean Spence has turned this week's Under Armour All-American practices into an educational experience – both for him and his teammates.

"I'm trying to take and give," Spence said. "I'm trying to learn from some players and let some players learn from me."

Spence, 6-foot, 195-pounder from Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, expects to start at strongside linebacker for Team Undeniable Saturday afternoon.

"I'm being used as a SAM for my covering ability," Spence said. "I'm covering tight ends and the slot. I'm going to have to stop the run and drop into coverage."

Despite playing for Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, which boosts at least six Division I-A recruits, Spence has been humbled by his experiences this week.

"I've been having a good time here," Spence said. "It's an honor to be here with these tremendous athletes from all over the country. Just to be mentioned with these guys makes me feel good."

Being in Orlando this week and focusing on Saturday's All-American game has allowed Spence to escape the pressures of recruiting.

"Recruiting has been up and down," Spence said. "My mind has been going crazy with all this recruiting."

With the spring semester quickly approaching, Spence, who is planning to be a January enrollee, knows he'll have to focus on his recruitment as soon as he returns home.

"Me and my mom, when we get back from this, I'm going to sit-down [and] we're going to talk it over and make sure I'm making the right decision," said Spence, who is verbally committed to Miami.

Spence is considering Florida and North Carolina, as well as the hometown Hurricanes.

Within the next week or so, Spence will attempt to squeeze in an official visit to Florida. He has already taken official visits to Miami and UNC.


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