Prized defensive end Noah Spence from Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg, PA was at one point believed to be headed to Penn State. Unfortunately, due to the turmoil in Happy Valley and uncertainty with the coaching staff, they fell out of favor and the No. 4 rated player according to ESPN is headed to the Nittany Lions' rivals in the Big Ten:
Under Armour All-American defensive end Noah Spence (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt), one of only nine five-stars in the nation according to ESPNU, committed to sign with Ohio State on Sunday following an official visit, Jared Shanker reports.
"It just felt right -- the family atmosphere, the great coaches," Spence said shortly after leaving the Ohio State campus. "The players want to win and the coaches want to win, and they're trying to build something that I want to be a part of. ... I wanted to get it out the way. It felt right, so, you know, why not?"
Urban Meyer is said to have played a major role in landing Spence, who was not even considering being a Buckeye until Meyer was hired. Ohio State has also nabbed five-star recruit Tommy Schutt, who had committed to Penn State over the summer.