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Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

Posted on: December 18, 2011 7:38 pm
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Posted by Bryan Fischer

Urban Meyer has taken over Ohio State and quickly brought in a defensive line class that rivals any in the country. The latest addition came Sunday with Harrisburg (Pa.) five-star Noah Spence, who committed on his official visit to Columbus on Sunday.

"I am committed to Ohio State and I just decided to do it before the Under-Armour game," Spence told Scout. "I We went into Urban Meyer's office and I said Coach I am done and I want to be a part of the Buckeye Nation. I'd still like to announce on TV where I am going, but I didn't want to wait anymore."

The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Spence is ranked as the nation's top defensive end and number three overall prospect by Maxpreps. He held scholarship offers from just about every program from coast-to-coast but the comfort factor with Meyer and Ohio State allowed him to commit while on his visit.

"It feels so great, I am truly blessed," he said. "Feels like I got the monkey off my back and I thank God for being with me every step of the way and for blessing myself and my family."

Spence is the Buckeyes' 19th commitment for the class of 2012 and joins fellow top 100 recruits Se'Von Pittman and Tommy Schutt on the defensive line. He amassed 98 tackles and 12.5 sacks during his senior season and should compete for a starting spot early on at Ohio State.

"He blends great size with speed, quickness, and power," analyst Tom Lemming said of Spence. "He has a keen sense for the football and uses it on every down. Remarkably active with a terrific burst, he's able to rip off blocks with strong hands and tremendous natural strength."

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Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

UF's current front 4 were all 5 stars a couple of years ago and look at em now.......  Don't worry Noah, once you're a senior, you'll have a new coach.



Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2011 10:05 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

WVUDad,

While I disagree with you, nonetheless I love the Ohio Wesleyan icon. I used to live in Delaware, but now live out in the Pacific NW in the land of fruits and nuts. You still there?



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 10:01 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

What? You pick up a couple of recruits and all of the sudden you think your king ding dong? Ha. What a joke. Your still second fiddle to the SEC...




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

  • 40-34.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

Ohhhh my gosh, run, hide, seek cover, Noah commits to Urban Liar & ohio.



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

Oh my!!! Look out Big Ten because the Buckeyes are going to be a force to be reckoned with for a long time.
Florida thought the same thing...  look where they were this year.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

I'm very surprised there wasn't more of an outcry on that front.  To allow OSU to maintain two "separate" staffs after they've just been in trouble with the NCAA kinda smells.  How can the NCAA look to sanction OSU for the Tressel administration and his rule-breaking but turn right around and give OSU a decidedly unfair advantage on the recruiting trail?  Very peculiar to say the least. 



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:43 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

One things for sure.. Michigan won't be winning anymore games for a few years.  It took losing OSU's QB, coach and other starters just to give you a chance.  Add back good recruits and a coach that is twice what Tressel was and that's it for any of the other Big 10 teams.



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

Watched Spence in the state finals Friday Night. His team lost 52-0! Looked pretty average out there. Wasn't even a factor. Archbishop Wood had close to 350 yds rushing. This is the #1 DE in the country?



Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Meyer lands top defensive end Noah Spence

You need to wonder how to kill that snake on your porch....  and what to get your cousin wife for Christmas.....

Cool 


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