Noah Spence Recruiting: Defensive End Commits To Ohio State

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. 

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.