“BYU has always been a top college for me because of the whole religion and education side of things, you know?” Caron said. “Now that I’ve moved up here to Utah from Las Vegas it’s just that much more accessible.”
Coming in at around 6’3”, 260-pounds, Noah Caron mans the trenches at Westlake High School and, because of his active hands and feet, Caron plans on playing both ways this next football season.
“I’m 6’3”, 260-pounds and play for Westlake High School. I’ll be playing both ways next year,” said Caron. “I’m really active and play really physical up front. I’ll be going out to BYU for their junior day and maybe their summer camp. I’m not sure if I’ll be doing the four day camp or padded camp. It all depends on what’s going on with the All-Poly Camp.
“My main position is defensive tackle. I play offensive tackle out of need and this year I’ll be playing both ways. I play all along the D-line, so I pretty much play any position. Last year we were weak [with regards to] line depth, so I played a lot of nose guard and defensive tackle and offensive tackle as well.”
When Caron was playing football in Las Vegas, Nevada, he blipped on the BYU recruiting radar. He’s still a bit unsure of where he stands with BYU though.
“I can’t get a hold on the level of interest that they have in me right now,” said Caron. “I had been talking to Coach Tidwell when I was down in Vegas, and I know they know who I am and all that. It’s just hard to tell where I stand with them at this point in time. I think it might be picking up a little, but basically I’m not fully sure where I stand at the moment. Coach Nick Howell knows who I am so I think I’m starting to get on their radar a little more.”
Along with BYU, the Arizona State Sun Devils are also taking a look a Caron as well.
“Besides BYU the other college looking at me is Arizona State,” said Caron. “They coaches out there invited me to come to a few of their games last season. I also got a bunch of stuff like mail and stuff. I took an unofficial there.”
At only 17 years old, Caron is well ahead of the game in terms of skill development. While he’ll be going into his senior year this up and coming season, in reality he should be going into his junior season. Despite his young age playing on the varsity team, Caron was one of the top overall defensive performers on the season in his area.
“I’m a junior this year and will be a senior next year. I skipped a grade so I’m a little younger than everybody else,” Caron said. “I was registered as a defensive tackle but really I’m a nose guard. Last year I led my region in defensive tackles. I think I finished with 61 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries, two tipped passes, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery, as well as a [blocked] punt.”
If Caron is fortunate enough to get a scholarship to a college of his choice he’ll attend for a year until he turns 18, where he’ll then leave to serve a LDS mission.
“Yeah, I’m going to serve a mission,” said Caron. “I’ll graduate when I’m 17, so I’ll try and get a year of college under my belt then go. That’s what I want to do.”