February National Signing Period for football, soccer, field hockey and track
Sizeable defensive lineman who was in spring camp in April for the Bears and quickly moved up the depth chart at nose tackle ... Transfer will have two seasons with the Bears ... Earned a spot on the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring.
Ellsworth CC: Played last two seasons at Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College for Coach Mike Virden.
High School: Was part of four conference championship teams for Coach Tom Wilson at Dowling Catholic High in West Des Moines, Iowa ... Maroons were 13-1 his senior season in 2009 and finished as state runners-up ... Was an elite all-state first-team pick in 2009 as well as an all-conference and all-city selection ... Dowling High was 9-3 and reached the state quarterfinals his junior year ... Was also a three-year letterman in wrestling and was a standout thrower on the track team.
Personal: Spencer Mezie Okoli-Emerson was born 3/2/92 in Clive, Iowa ... Son of Austin Okoli and Michelle Russell of Des Moines, Iowa ... Has six siblings -- Cody, Tobi, Koci, Lota, Gweneth and Wyatt ... Majoring in Ceramics.