Spence Has An Irish Vision

Having seen Notre Dame in action twice this season has given 2014 quarterback Shelby Spence a chance to see the Irish offense up close. What does Spence think about the Irish offense and any future he may have with the Irish? IrishEyes.com has the latest.

This fall has been a season of growth for Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle quarterback Shelby Spence as he continues to work on taking his game to the next level.

One program the 6-foot-0, 180-pound signal caller has high interest in is Notre Dame who Spence has seen twice this season.

"I saw Notre Dame when they played at Michigan State," said Spence. "I also went to their game in Chicago when they played Miami. The game was like only 15 minutes from my home and it was a great game as the fans traveled really well.

"I wasn't expecting that great of an atmosphere away from home, but it was just like a home game for Notre Dame."

A return trip to South Bend is already in the works for Spence.

"I'm going back to check out their campus again when they play Wake Forest (Nov. 17)," said Spence. "I'm getting my film to them but have been in constant contact with them."

What would an offer from the Irish mean to the 2014 prospect?

"With any big time program it only solidifies all your hard work and you're just thankful for the opportunity," said Spence.

Having seen the Irish up close has also allowed Spence to get more of a feel for the offense the Irish are running and he's been impressed by current quarterback Everett Golson.

"I've been really impressed with what he's doing," said Spence. "He's doing what they are asking him to do and his ability to extend plays has really impressed me. I can see myself in their offense as I feel I have many of the same attributes, so when I see him running their offense I definitely can picture myself running it."

The Irish are not the only program Spence is hearing from and he's hopeful of making more visits.

"I'm hearing from Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State and Florida State," said Spence. "I hope to make visits for games at those schools this fall."

IrishEyes.com will continue to follow the recruiting path taken by Spence and the Irish.

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