Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 1/24/12

 The oldest football club in America, the Maxwell Club announced today Noah Spence the winner of the Club’s 5th National High School Player of the Year. Spence is an oral commitment to Ohio State and senior defensive end at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA.

His imposing 6’4, 240 pound frame and long wingspan coupled with tremendous speed off the edge make him one of the most coveted defensive recruits in the country. He was selected to play in the ESPN/Under Armour All-American Bowl where he registered 3 sacks.

This past season, with offenses geared to run away from Spence, he ended this season with 108 tackles, 12 ½ sacks and 27 tackles for losses. He finished his junior and senior years with a combined total of 34 ½ sacks and 61 tackles for losses. The transition in Columbus hasn’t deterred Spence from going to the Buckeyes; Urban Meyer will have what is considered the top weak side defensive end in the country at his disposal.

Spence is the 5th winner of the MFC High School Player of the Year Award, joining past winners DeVier Posey (Cincinnati LaSalle/Ohio State), Jamarkus McFarland (Lufkin, TX / University of Oklahoma), Sharif Floyd (George Washington, Philadelphia / University of Florida) and Jeff Driskel (Hagerty HS, Orlando / University of Florida).

 

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