2012 Offeree Visiting Rutgers Today

Rutgers is hosting Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburg, Pa.) four-star running back Jameel Poteat today, but joining him is a rising member of the class of 2012 who already holds five verbal offers, including one from, the Scarlet Knights. Find out what he knows about Rutgers, where he has already been and who is helping him in the recruiting process.

One of the top targets of Rutgers 2011 recruiting class is on campus today in Bishop McDevitt (Harrisburgh, Pa.) four-star running back Jameel Poteat, and he is being joined by one of the Scarlet Knights' early high-profile recruits of the 2012 class.

In fact, Bishop McDevitt defensive end Noah Spence already holds a verbal offer from the Scarlet Knights, and will receive a written offer Sept. 1.

Spence, expected to be one of the top recruits of the 2012 class, is making his third unofficial visit to Rutgers. It will also be his first opportunity to get an in-depth look at the program as he gets to tour the facilities, meet coach Greg Schiano and watch spring practice.

"I don't know much, but I like the team and I like the coaching staff,'' the 6-foot-3, 230-pound Spence said. "I rode around the campus with my dad, but I haven't seen the facilities yet.''

Spence combines speed and power, and at a young age.

He has been playing at the varsity level for the Crusaders since his freshman season, and had approximately 60 tackles and eight sacks as a sophomore. Spence is a well-rounded player, but there is one aspect of defensive end he really enjoys.

"I like to pass rush a lot,'' he said. "That's my favorite. But every other thing a defensive end does, I like to do that, too, but I like to pass rush. I use speed rushes, and sometimes try to rush inside if their getting used to my speed rush on the outside too much.''

Spence also holds verbal offers from Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Connecticut and North Carolina State. He already visited Pittsburgh and North Carolina State.

"I liked (Pittsburgh's) facilities a lot, and I liked the coaches, and how they treated me up there,'' Spence said. "I liked (North Carolina State's) facility a lot, too. The coaching staff showed me a good time.''

Spence is getting invitations to attend a number of summer camps as schools rush to get an in-person look at him, but he is unsure where, or if, he will camp.

But at least with high-profile recruits like Poteat and Pittsburgh-bound receiver Salath Williams, Spence has a few peers to help him navigate what is certain to be a vast recruiting landscape.

"It seems like it's going to be pretty difficult to choose where I'm going to go, but it's going to be fun,'' Spence said. "I talk to them all the time, like Jameel, Salatah, all the players that are in the class ahead of me. They say, just go where you like, and just go to places you fit in most, and where you like the coaching staff.''

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