Q&A: Getting to know to new Gophers WR Elijah Spencer

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The Gophers have added two experienced transfer wide receivers in the portal. One is Corey Crooms from Western Michigan and the other is former Conference USA Freshman of the Year Elijah Spencer of Charlotte.

Spencer was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year as a true freshman in 2021. He had 28 receptions for 381 receiving yards and six touchdowns. This season, Spencer led the 49ers with 57 receptions for 943 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.

He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.

KSTP Sports spoke with Spencer, via Zoom, to find out why he chose the Gophers over home state South Carolina and West Virginia.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Spencer***

Spencer is expected to play on the outside, Crooms in the slot. Spencer plans on joining the Gophers in January for winter workouts.