Another 2015 Seton Hall recruiting target is off the board in Findlay Prep (Nev.) power forward Horace Spencer, who committed to Bruce Pearl and Auburn today.
2015 Findlay Prep F @yaahomeboy Horace Spencer has committed to Auburn.— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) August 24, 2014
Spencer's pledge to the SEC school came hours after Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl met with the extremely athletic forward at 12:01 in the morning after a three-year show-cause restriction was lifted. In other words, Pearl was released from NCAA recruiting jail and immediately met with Horace, who was visiting Auburn, as soon as he could.
2016 guard Mikey Cohen (Bishop Eustace, N.J.), Horace Spencer's teammate on his AAU team 'Gym Rats', has also committed to Auburn.
Bruce Pearl's 3-year NCAA show-cause penalty has ended. Auburn coach expected to host recruit Horace Spencer 1 minute from now.— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) August 24, 2014
Spencer's recruitment slipped out of Seton Hall's grasps after the Big East school wooed the Philadelphia-area native for an unofficial visit prior to the July recruiting periods. Horace also listed Seton Hall along with Purdue, Louisville, and UNLV as schools that were recruiting him the hardest around the same time (June 20th). Seton Hall's recruitment of the player actually began back in 2012 after an unofficial visit and offer when Spencer was playing for William Tennent High School, located just north of Philadelphia.
Since July, Spencer's recruitment opened up after a parade of schools saw him play this summer followed in hot pursuit. He most recently visited Rutgers prior to traveling down to Auburn.
Likely the most athletic player that I saw this July between the Reebok Breakout Classic and Live in A.C., I project that Spencer's skill set and mindset will transfer well at the next level. His motor and bounce make him a highlight reel threat while his technical ability is rapidly catching up.