"I just want to explore my options and make sure I'm making the right decision. I have a friend that visited North Carolina before, Travis Howard. He told me I need to take a visit to see the campus and atmosphere up there."
Spence, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound four-star linebacker, and Forston, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound five-star defensive tackle, are teammates at Miami (Fla.) Northwestern and pledged separately to the Hurricanes over the summer.
With UNC on a bye, John Blake traveled to Miami and made a cameo during Northwestern's 36-12 victory over Hialeah (Fla.) American. After returning to North Carolina, Blake contacted Spence.
"I talked to Coach Blake this weekend," Spence said. "I spoke to him and we set up the visit… It was quick and brief. He just said he wanted to bring me and Marcus up on the third of November for the Maryland game. He said he'd check back in with me to verify everything."
This weekend's communication was the first time Spence has heard from UNC in several months.
Earlier in the month, Spence officially visited Tennessee.
"It was a nice visit," Spence said. "It was a nice college town. Everybody was polite. I enjoyed myself."
Spence doesn't have any other official visits scheduled, but plans to make trips to Miami, South Florida, and maybe Rutgers.
With Spence and Forston leading a stellar defense, Northwestern is 7-0 with three shutouts. USA Today ranks Northwestern as the top high school football team in the nation.