Texas defensive lineman talks Navy

Navy is the latest of offer Noah Westerfield, a defensive lineman for Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High School. Westerfield (6-foot-4, 220-pounds) has received offers from New Mexico, Fresno State, SMU, and Boise State all this spring prior to the Navy offer. Midshipmen coach Mick Yokitis paid a visit to Westerfield while in the Houston area to inform him he had an offer.

Navy is the latest of offer Noah Westerfield, a defensive lineman for Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High School. Westerfield (6-foot-4, 220-pounds) has received offers from New Mexico, Fresno State, SMU, and Boise State all this spring prior to the Navy offer. Midshipmen coach Mick Yokitis paid a visit to Westerfield while in the Houston area to inform him he had an offer.

"Last week Coach Yo came down," said Westerfield. "He showed me some pictures of campus and what all Navy has to offer. I think that it would be cool to serve in the Navy. It's not something I'm opposed to doing. He was telling me when you graduate from the Naval Academy you have a guaranteed job so you can start making money right away when you get out of college.

"Navy likes me on defense as a defensive end-outside linebacker hybrid. They like that I'm a fast player who is always going top speed with super energy."

Westerfield has visited New Mexico, attended an SMU spring practice, and went to a junior day event at Baylor. He's hoping to take a trip to Annapolis soon to learn more about the U.S. Naval Academy.

"One of my teammates, Tyler Carver, said he'd like to go check out Navy too," he said. "We're planning a trip this summer. The biggest thing for me in finding the right school is education and Navy has the best in the world. I would though like to play somewhat close to home so my parents can come see me play. Coaching style doesn't matter to me. I've been playing since little league so I'm used to the coaches who scream or the more laid-back ones. I think I can adapt to any coaching style. I'd like to play outside linebacker {in college], which is where I played as a sophomore."

Playing outside linebacker/weakside defensive end, Westerfield helped the Wakefield Wolverines to a 7-3 record in 2012 and was named first team All-District in Texas 9/4A.

"I'm not sure what my stats were but I was a big leader on our defense," Westerfield said. "Getting stronger helped a lot with my game. As a sophomore I was only lifting 185-pounds now I'm up to 300. I pride myself on being able to rush the passer, but I also do well dropping back in coverage too.

"Our school has only been open for seven years and we've never won a playoff game. I talk to a lot of guys who want to win state, but I just want us to win our first playoff game and go from there."

Westerfield also plays basketball at Westerfield. His sister, Danielle, plays basketball at Northwestern State in Louisiana.


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