UM’s Junior Day event is already starting to pay off.
The Hurricanes got a commitment from 2015 Pembroke Pines Flanagan wide receiver Emonee Spence on Sunday afternoon, a few hours after receiving a scholarship offer from Canes coach Al Golden and touring the campus.
“I spoke to the [Golden] about everything, and I walked around campus, and I fell in love with it instantly so I decided to commit,” Spence said.
Here's Spence in a photo he posted on his Twitter account with Golden, right, and wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Brennan Carroll.
Blessed # pic.twitter.com/pPtoj5XjQ7— Emonee Spence #81 (@Emonee_NikeMan) January 26, 2014
Spence told Carroll of his intentions after the experience he had getting familiar with UM.
“The way the campus is,” Spence said, “it feels like home, like a family.”
Spence, a 6-3, 190-pounder who had 27 catches for 401 yards and seven touchdowns last season, also had a scholarship offer from Purdue, but said his second one came as a surprise.
“I was shocked,” he said of UM's offer. “I was really surprised because I knew I had the talents, and I know I had everything to do [to earn a scholarship], but it feels good.
Spence becomes the third commit in UM’s 2015 recruiting class, joining Royal Palm Beach athlete Charles Perry and Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep offensive tackle Kevin Feder.
“I feel blessed,” Spence said, “and I’m just ready to work.”