Brief Update: Shelby Spence

Shelby Spence is a versatile dual-threat quarterback that Michigan coaches have been looking at closely. With the quarterback position as it stands right now, the coaching staff are being very methodical in their evaluations.

Spence is another ’14 QB hopeful that Michigan has kept their eye on. There seems to be mutual interest between both sides.

I caught up with Spence to see where he is at with his recruitment:

- On his recruitment: “I’m just in the process of getting my junior film out to schools and receiving feedback. Also, we’ve had some schools visiting De La Salle.”

- On schools that stuck out to him the most: “In my opinion, all of the schools are interesting and appealing for different reasons. Some of these schools include Notre Dame, Michigan, Northwestern, Duke, Florida State, and Michigan State among others.”

- On contact with Michigan coaches: “I’ve been in contact with coach Singletary for the most part. I had a chance to meet the rest of the staff when I visited for the Iowa game.” 

- On the visit to Michigan: “It went great! What stuck out to me was the family atmosphere and the great fans they have. Football wise, I was intrigued by their ability to use dual-threat quarterbacks like Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner in their offense.”

- On whether or not the coaches want him as a duel-threat or pro-style quarterback: “They told me I would be a quarterback in their offense. Personally, I feel that I have the versatility to fit in the pro-style or spread offense. I’m a pass first quarterback with the ability to run.”

- On a potential offer: “They said that they are closely evaluating the position more so than any other position. So a quarterback offer will probably take longer.”

- On how a Michigan offer would effect his recruitment: Michigan is definitely a school that I would have to look very hard at. They have a very strong football program, and strong academics to match. 

- On potential timeline for commitment:” I really don’t have a timeline for a decision, but I would like to take my official visits prior to making a decision. This will allow me to make the most informed decision possible.”

- On what type of player Michigan could potentially be getting: “They would be getting a leader on and off the field who is going to give a 100% to the program day in and day out. As mentioned earlier, I’m also a versatile quarterback with passing and running capabilities.”

As I said before, the coaching staff is being very methodical with their recruitment of quarterback. They are weighing a ton of options. Spence is a very bright kid, boasting a 4.7 (!!!!) GPA with football skills on the side. No matter where he goes, they will be getting a good kid in Spence.


2 thoughts on “Brief Update: Shelby Spence

  1. if this kid gets an offer Id be shocked, too short for UM standards, slow release, seems to lack good arm strength…perfect fit for MSU though!

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