Bishop McDevitt senior Noah Spence has been named the Maxwell Club's National High School Player of the Year, according to the club's executive director, Mark Wolpert.
The Maxwell Club, based in Southampton, Pa., is the oldest football club in America.
One of the most sought-after prospects in the nation, Spence gave a verbal commitment to Ohio State University in December. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound senior defensive end led the Crusaders to a runner-up finish in the PIAA-AAA Football Championships. Archbishop Wood, which beat McDevitt 52-0 in the state final.
Spence was also named a first-team High School All-America recently by Sports Illustrated and SI.com. He made the squad at defensive end and was selected by editors and writers of SI. The "Five-star pass-rusher notched 108 tackles, 12.5 sacks and three blocked punts and a safety," the magazine notes.
He was also chosen as the 2011-12 Gatorade Pennsylvania Football Player of the Year on December 1.