Spence Ready to Announce for NFL

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Published on December 19 2012 1:55 pm
Last Updated on December 19 2012 1:55 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois defensive lineman Akeem Spence is set to announce he's ready for the National Football League.

According to ESPN, the junior will make it official Friday. The 6-foot-1, 305-pounder recorded 72 tackles last season. One scouting service ranks Spence as the 45th best player available in next year's NFL draft.