Friday, June 17, 2011
Noah Spence in UA All-America Game
By Jamie Newberg
Five-star defensive end Noah Spence, who's No. 4 in the ESPNU 150, hasn't decided on a college yet, but he has decided on an all-star game. Spence, from Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt, will play in the Under Armour All-America Game.
"It feels really wonderful to get the opportunity to play in the Under Armor game," Spence said. "I was supposed to play in the US Army All-American Bowl but I decided I want to play in this one. I've always watched it and it seems like so much fun. It's also a great opportunity to compete with the best players in the country. I just feel real blessed and humbled by it."
Spence, 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, is the nation's No. 2 defensive end prospect and decided this was just too good of an opportunity to pass up.
"We looked over all the materials," said his father Greg Spence. "And we just decided that we wanted to be a part of this great game. We are all very excited.
"We always hoped for it. We always told Noah to try his best, stay humble and stay hungry and we would see what happens. We have watched the game and now he will be a part of it. The whole family is very excited."
While Spence remains wide open in the recruiting process with a couple dozen offers, he looks forward to seeing just how college ready he'll be by playing against many of the nation's top players.
"That's real exciting for me," Spence said. "It will be a very good measuring stick before college, especially going up against those offensive linemen."