Spence Excited After Irish Camp

One of the many campers over the past week to visit Notre Dame was quarterback Shelby Spence. IrishEyes.com caught up with Spence about his camp experience in South Bend.

Chicago (IL) De La Salle Institute quarterback Shelby Spence has made no secret about his interest in Notre Dame.

At 6-foot-0, 180-pounds, Spence knows if he's to earn an offer from the Irish, he needed to have a solid camp. How did his day go in South Bend?

"Camp went really well and I enjoyed the chance to work with (assistant) coach (Chuck) Martin, coach (Brian) Kelly and the other players," said Spence.

"It was neat to work with coach Kelly in particular because he's a head coach and specializes with the quarterbacks. So coach Kelly handled that part of it and then coach Martin gave the quarterbacks some good tips to work with.

"They said I was throwing the ball really well and that they wanted to review my film," said Spence. "They want me to call them at a later date to talk more about how I did."

How does Spence feel about his overall performance and interest in the Irish, and about his summer as a whole after visiting other camps across the Midwest?

"I had a really good time at Notre Dame and felt like I threw the ball well," said Spence. "I was satisfied in my performance and really like Notre Dame so I'll always have interest in them.

"The summer has given me a chance to compete and show the coaches I'm able to hang with the other quarterbacks," he continued. "It has also allowed me to show off my new release which is a lot quicker than on my sophomore film."

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