Monday, December 19, 2011

Urban Meyer, Ohio State Land Nation's Top Defensive Lineman

by Nick Weaver - BlockONation Contributor

The recruiting genius that is Urban Meyer has done it again!

Urban landed 5-star recruit Noah Spence today (both pictured at right), bringing his total to three 5-star prospects in as many weeks.

Spence is the No. 1 rated DE in the country and for those keeping track, that is yet another highly-touted defensive lineman to join the Buckeyes since Meyer was hired.

Spence is 6'4 and weighs in at 245 lbs. He is a defensive end from Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He will be joined on the ends by Adolphus Washington and Se’vone Pittman.

Spence was recently considered a Penn State lean -- as recently as two to three weeks ago Ohio State wasn't even on Spence's radar -- but with the Jerry Sandusky sex-scandal still in the news, it looks like the Nittany Lions troubles (and Urban Meyer) may have pushed Spence to OSU.

Noah was impressed with the guys as much as the coaches on his recent visit to Columbus. He blessed his twitter followers with the news. Here are some of his comments:

“I wasn’t really into them a whole lot, and as I got to learn about the staff and what they’re trying to do and how close it is to my home, it felt right.”

It feels right to us to Noah, welcome aboard the championship train!

He also said, "everyone was talking about their families and everything like regular people, everything wasn’t about football." He said that made him feel comfortable.

Noah, wait until September when you get to meet the rest of the Buckeye family we like to call, “Buckeye Nation”!

Since November, this is Ohio State’s 4th ESPN top 150 recruit.

TE Jake Stoneburner also acknowledged Meyer’s recruiting prowess on his twitter. “I guess our coach can recruit, huh”.

I did say earlier there would be more presents under the tree for Buckeye fans!

Wonder what we will get to unwrap next?!

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