Noah Spence Is A Buckeye!

Written December 18th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Latest Gift Under The Tree

Well, the Twelve Days Of Urban keeps giving, with former Penn State commitment Noah Spence becoming the latest member of the Ohio State class of 2012.

Spence, the top rated defensive end in the 2012 class, re-opened his recruiting following the tragic controversy in Happy Valley, and verballed to the Buckeyes following a visit this weekend. Initially, he had reported that he would be announcing his decision during the Under Armour All American game, but there were indications that he was a Buckeye lean even before this weekend’s trip to Columbus. He allegedly told Coach Meyer “Coach I’m done, love it here and I want to be a part of the Buckeye Nation”.

The top ranked defensive end in the country, he’s rated as one of the top ten players at any position by several scouting sources.  A 6′ 4″, 245 lb. end from Bishop McDermott High in Harrisburgh PA, Spence joins a defensive line recruiting class that already includes Adolphus Washington, Se’Von Pittman, and Tommy Schutt. He held offers from every major program in the country- Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Southern Cal, Miami, Alabama, and LSU.

Video after the break.

Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Noah!

61 Comments

  1. MarcusNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I am in shock. We may close with #1 recruiting class after its all over. O-H!!!

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    EricNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    We’re currently #5 in scout.com’s rankings, and #11 in Rival’s rankings. #1 might be a stretch, particularly with our penalties this season, but we’re certainly making recruiting waves.

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    JeffNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Why are 15 on ESPN? Big difference.

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    EricNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Actually, ESPN has us at #10 as of today.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    ESPN rankings have about as much credibility as North Korea; they should both be disregarded completely other than when it is necessary to pay attention in order to prevent them from destroying the world.

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    StaceyNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Pre-season rankings are nearly always meaningless, pro or con, so I take polls with a grain. We’ll see how it all plays out when the PLAYING starts – and ends. Until then, just be glad we’re snapping up so much talent.

    Oh, and I-O! ;)

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  2. CentralMoBuckNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    What’s that 3 five star defensive ends now? I never thought Meyer would be having this kind of impact so quickly.

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  3. CentralMoBuckNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Defensive lineman, sorry.

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  4. JimNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Urban Meyer is Jesus Christ in scarlet and gray. Talking about a miracle. This class is full of studs and it isn’t even over yet.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    blasphemy and hyperbole, the double whammy!

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    JohnnyNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    should have never gone there!

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  5. Tim RhodesNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Meyer isn’t all that his recruitment class at Florida proves that an he knew he couldn’t run with the big dogs of the sec so he tucks tail an runs blamed his family give me a brake have fun coaching in the rec league

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    JimNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    The amount of sour grapes in your post is only matched by your inability to type coherent grammatically correct sentences.

    Keep doing the SEC proud.

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    KenNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 12:18 am

    That would be ‘break’, not ‘brake’. You may want to check in on Amazon to purchase a dictionary.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    And you can do so through the link on our site!! Wheee!!!

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    StaceyNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    He dislikes Meyer (a native Buckeye, like most successful SEC coaches) so much yet he spends his time hanging around the Buckeye boards… like a dog in the window waiting for his master to return. So sad :(.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I like the cut of your gib, madame…

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    Old BuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Amen, brother! Stacey hit Mr. Rhodes on the head. Bullseye.

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    BobHNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Tim, did you study English in the SEC? Just curious, since you don’t even know the difference between “brake” and “break.” Wherever you learned English, I recommend 1. not telling anyone, and 2 not ridiculing others about playing in a “rec league unless you can sound a little less whiny and get some help with your writing (not just spelling) so you don’t seem uneducated. Just a friendly suggestion.

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    DaleNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Timmy,

    Why don’t you find another site and bother someone else who may care about what you have to say. Did you get your high school diploma in a “cracker jack” box?

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Hey! Nice photo, Dale!!!

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    DaleNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for the compliment on my photo. The “Little Dude’s” photo is adorable. Probably takes after you. I see he has a couple of teeth now.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Thanks for the note, but actually…

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    DaleNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Ooooops!

    I really meant “Little Dudette” Sorry about the mix-up. Maybe with the hat off, I would have seen her better.
    She is adorable!

    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    You say that… but I’m the one who has to deal with a four year old amped up on Christmas cheer…

  6. Tim RhodesNo Gravatar
    December 18th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    That was his first class at Florida this year they were ranked number 1 coming in see what they did this year

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    AlNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2011 at 3:09 am

    His first year coaching at Florida was in 2005…He didn’t bother recruiting for the first few years then? Or are SEC fans really that bad at math? Nice try man, you should probably just hang out on a different website.

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  7. JohnNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    rumor is Kalis may be having a change of mind back to the good guys

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  8. dhNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 3:53 am

    KALIS can stay at scum ,TRAITOR!

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  9. Tim rNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Im just saying Meyer isn’t that great with preesure. Just ask Florida they have a lot of pride as does Ohio st I’m saying if he can see a bad season coming look out he may have health problems. Not trying to piss any of you off just saying don’t get to hyped to quick he is a good coach but he has junk in the trunk like most every coach

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    RodNo Gravatar
    December 27th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I also think that it’s quite the coincidence that the season after his long time OC(at FL and Utah), Mullen, left for Miss St., suddenly the powerful gators go 8-5 and Meyer retires, hmmm. His name along with Buckeye cash is gonna get OSU some prized recruits but what happens if they don’t have immediate success? One thing they need is a QB, one that can pass. I know it’s college ball and you can win with a running QB but most top offensive recruits want to play in a pro-style offense. He did have 60 players arrested while at Gainesville so he should fit right in at Columbus. The cheateyes will dominate the rust belt conference under Myer but they’ll still lose when they play the SEC or Big 12 powerhouses.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 27th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Well, you’ve been making lots of friends, haven’t you?

    40 is not 60. It’s too many, but it also proves your inability to count.

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  10. AceNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Kalis would be a very welcomed addition if he changed his mind. We need O-line players now.

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  11. PaulNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Is Kalis past the point of no return…..would it be too embarassing for him to re-commit to Ohio State?

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    JimNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Only one person can really answer those questions, but the likely answer to both is “yes”.

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  12. ChrisNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    the best part about all of it is that these are kids, and the flip floppin isnt over by a long shot. The ONLY reason Khalis come back is if Hole takes his scholly away for grades.

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  13. buckeyedudeNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I think Meyer would take Kalis back in a second. Justin Boren played two years for the bad guys, and OSU welcomed him home. Just like a child that gets in trouble, when they come home you still love them.

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    ChrisNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I’m not sure theyre the same thing, We were never really on the radar for Boren until the RR hire. Remember that the Borens parents BOTH attended TSUN. Khalis was a commit who turned his back on the situation and then has been trying to convince other recruits to turn and go north with him. Look at MEATCHICKENS map, theres alot of NE players on their roster. I don’t disagree that Coach Meyer may take him back, just not sure it’s a good situation with how the kids who stayed comitted may feel about him, you know?

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  14. RonNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    To Tim R and any others who think Meyers got out of there just in time… Look at the key assistants who left and took major jobs at other schools. He still had plenty of talent with recruiting classes better than Bucks, but decided to leave. The assistants are key to running a program both on the field and recruiting. He will do the same here as he is not only getting recruits but talented assistants. Let him run the program for a few years and get us back into the national picture. Leave his two national championships at Florida in the past…

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  15. RobertNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    In the few short weeks Meyer has been coach of OSU, he has immediately and completely changed the landscape for recruiting in the Big 10. Prior to his arrival, there was respect for verbal commitments by the coaches in the conference. With his arrival, he has brought with him this insedious behavior of going after recruits who have made verabal commitments that is commonplace behavior in the SEC. Enjoy your successes Buckeye fans, the playing field will ultimately level out, and once it does, you will only then realize that this unscrupulous behavior of his not only extents to recruiting, but other facets of the game, as well. See what the alumni and fans of the Florida Gators have to say about him.

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    JimNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Get over yourself. Urban Meyer didn’t invent new head coaches flipping commitments.

    Also, I didn’t hear much complaining from Gainesville when Meyer brought two national championships their way. If he has similar success at Ohio State, he can have health problems and resign in six years and I will still be quite pleased.

    Ohio State will still be Ohio State, they will hire another coach, they will still be the premiere program in the Big Ten, and jealous douchers such as yourself will still be whining and complaining.

    Other programs have been trying to “level the playing field” with Ohio State for at least 60 years and it hasn’t happened yet. Don’t hold your breath on that one.

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    StaceyNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    The problem with programs that never go anywhere is they don’t want to pay to hire the coaches who MAKE great programs that draw great prospects. With a handful of rare exceptions, you get what you pay for. You want a hot program you need great coaches – and you don’t find those at The Dollar Store.

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    Buckeye MikeNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2011 at 3:54 am

    I hope you aren’t talking about Urban’s OSU contract. He’s making 2.4 million dollars per year right off the bat. If he wins the B1G and graduates most of his athletes he makes closer to 4 million per year. If he goes to or wins the National Championship he makes closer to 5 million per year. Those aren’t Dollar Store prices.

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    StaceyNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 1:46 am

    No. I’m talking about everyone else, particularly other Big Ten schools. What separates us (and most stellar programs) is we WILL pay for the best. Should have made that clearer.

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    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Again, to clarify… “We will pay for the best” coaches.

    (thought I’d point that out, given the happenings of Tuesday).

    RodNo Gravatar
    December 27th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    They “pay for the best” alright. They have the best coaches and players money can buy. Been doing that(with two NCAA convictions and numerous accusations that the NCAA swept under the rug) since the beginning of the sweater vest era. Before that they were mired in mediocrity for a couple decades if you remember that far back. I suppose Auburn and USC are some of the other “stellar programs” you’re talking about.

    MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 27th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Ummm… While failures against TTUN and in bowl games are well documented (and cause for several of my ulcers), John Cooper’s teams were anything but “mired in mediocrity”.

  16. DaleNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I think in 6 years if Urban retires, Tim Tebow will be done with the NFL and will be available to coach OSU.

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  17. StaceyNo Gravatar
    December 19th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    By then, Tim “Jesus” Tebow will be too busy leading the true believers to The Promised Land.

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    DaleNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    And we will become the True Believers…in Buckeye success.

    I like Tim Tebow. A bit over the top with the religious thing, but all in all, he’s a guy you wouldn’t mind your daughter bringing home. No earings or tattoos.

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    DaleNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Stacey,
    I wouldn’t mind bringing you home to mom.

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    StaceyNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 1:47 am

    But your mom would mind, since I’m probably closer to her age! :o

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    DaleNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Your photo doesn’t indicate you’re 85 years old. I’m 59.

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    StaceyNo Gravatar
    December 22nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    D’Oh!

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    DaleNo Gravatar
    December 23rd, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Good Homer imitation.

    Thick with sarcasm.

  18. HoovieNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Robert, I didn’t hear Michigan Fan screaming foul during the Kalis grab. Nor, come to think of it, during the attempt to pry Dunn, a Buckeye verbal before Tatt Gate, away from Columbus.
    Can’t have it both ways.

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  19. DaleNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Al,

    You have to keep in mind that the folks from the SEC have only 10 fingers and 10 toes. That’s as far as their math skills will allow. Too much inbreeding will affect their comprehension and IQ.

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  20. DIRKNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    great recruiting aside, foremost need is an o-line coach. we’ve had Blue chip lineman and underachievement under bohlman.

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  21. DaleNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Tim, you really are dope!

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  22. RodNo Gravatar
    December 27th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    This news makes me sick to my stomach. The low-life cheateyes get richer. I would have rather seen him go anywhere but Cheater U. Hope he gets lots of money, a nice vehicle and free ink while he’s there.

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    JeffNo Gravatar
    December 27th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    There’s a whole lot of butthurt with this one, isn’t there? LOL.

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