Spencer commits to Cincinnati

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Cleveland (Ohio) Shaker Heights' Odell Spencer had originally made a commitment to Bowling Green, but after an official visit to Cincinnati last week, he has decided to become a Bearcat.
"I went on the visit early Thursday, saw the game and loved the atmosphere of that game," Spencer said. "I went out the next day with my host and we were just talking about how it was and I just had to commit. It felt like home."
After hanging out with his player-host, Jeremy Graves, Spencer informed the Cincinnati coaches of his decision.
"I told Coach (Steve) Clinkscale and they were just real happy," Spencer said. "They knew I was (going to commit) and really wanted me to, so they were really excited. I'm very excited because I get to play with people I get to play in high school with."
Graves and junior wide receiver Shaq Washington, who also spent time with Spencer on the visit, gave the three-star athlete a player's perspective on the program that helped with the decision.
"They were just talking about how the coaching staff was and how practice was," Spencer said. "It is just love down there and it is not a fake coaching staff."
Cincinnati plans to bring the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Spencer in at cornerback, where he registered eight interceptions this past season.
Spencer had offers from a number of Mid-American Conference programs and had an official visit scheduled next weekend for Bowling Green, but following his Cincinnati commitment he is shutting down the process.
"I'm done," Spencer said. "I'm not going on anymore visits."
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