Sean Spencer talks decision
"I committed to Coach Franklin yesterday afternoon," said Sean Spencer. "I went into Coach Franklin's office with Coach Spencer, who was recruiting me, and my parents. We talked with him for about a half hour to 45 minutes. Afterward, we went outside an reviewed what he said. Then I went back into his office and told him I was ready to commit. He was very excited."
Vanderbilt extended an offer to Spencer in May of this year. He listed his offers as Army, Navy, Air Force, Indiana, Syracuse, Wake Forest, UCF, South Florida, Cincinnati, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, and, of course, Vanderbilt.
"The biggest thing [about Vanderbilt] is you get a great combination of academics, athletics, and location," Spencer said. "Everybody knows about their great academics. They have a very powerful football team that's rising in the SEC. Nashville's a great location for me because it's not too far from home, but not too close either."
Spencer has been a starter since his freshman season for the Vikings. Spencer only played in four games last season due to an injury to his ACL. It didn't slow down his recruiting much. Vanderbilt, and many others, liked his tenaciousness on the defensive line.
"When Coach Spencer offered me he said they liked my technique and how I never give up on a play," he said. "My strongest part of my game, I'd have to say, is my quickness off the ball. I had six and a half or seven sacks in four games. Next year I'm hoping to get between 15 and 20 [sacks] and help the team make it to state."
Spencer has an older brother, Greg, who played football at Army and and older sister, Kelly, who played volleyball at Air Force. He said he'll look into the possibility of an early graduation, but right now is on track to graduate with his class on the spring of 2013.
Spencer wears No. 76 for the Vikings, who went 11-1 last season for their head coach, Bubba Jeter. Follow @VandyManiacom
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