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Five-star DE talks Trojans

Pennsylvania native Noah Spence says USC was first to call him, always around

Updated: September 7, 2011, 7:40 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
Defensive end Noah Spence (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) is the No. 4 overall player in the ESPNU 150 and is being chased in a big way by the USC coaching staff, despite commitments from defensive ends Arik Armstead and Pio Vatuvei.

Before the start of his high school season, Spence, who is 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, trimmed his list of scholarship offers to seven finalists -- Florida, Notre Dame, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State and USC.

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Chris Knight, Patriot News DE Noah Spence of Pennsylvania says the distance to USC isn't any kind of drawback.
With Bishop McDevitt's opening game Sunday, Spence put a hold on his recruiting process for the near future.

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