Ohio State’s spring football practices came to an end on Saturday with one clear-cut player standing out as the best breakout player at spring’s end: defensive end Noah Spence.
It should come as no surprise that Spence got so many rave reviews during the spring. Spence was the prized gem of Urban Meyer’s first recruiting class along with fellow starter Adolphus Washington.
Both played in all 12 games in 2012, but Spence was not as impactful on the stat sheet as Washington.
Whether from spending more time in the weight room and getting stronger or taking the lessons of departed starter John Simon to heart, Spence practiced like a man possessed and, by most accounts, was unblockable.
He was tough to stop for pretty much any offensive lineman throughout the spring, especially starting LT Jack Mewhort, and finished things off with three sacks in the Spring Game on Saturday.
Meyer and the OSU defensive staff couldn’t have asked for a better spring for Spence because they need him to be a…
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