Scout Rating: **
Scout Rank: NR
Size: 6-4, 205 pounds
Hometown: Everett, MA
School: Milford Academy
Projected position at NCSU: Defensive Back
Stats: Noel tallied 41 tackles, seven pass breakups, four interceptions, two blocked field goals, and an interception return for a touchdown this past season at Milford.
Commit Date: January 19, 2011
Recruiting Scene: Noel signed with Maryland last February but failed to qualify academically. He enrolled at Milford Academy (NY) and re-committed to the Terps but eliminated Maryland after the Terps fired Ralph Friedgen.
He visited NC State and committed shortly after the trip.
Why NC State?: "I liked their whole campus and being with the players. They already felt like brothers to me and I felt like that is where I felt more comfortable."
Picked NC State Over: Maryland, Mississippi State, and Miami
Scouting Report: Noel could be one of the biggest sleepers in NC State's recruiting class. He flew under the radar as a high school senior due to academic issues, but blossomed as a prep standout at Milford Academy.
He is a ball-hawking defensive back who is physical and can cover. He also has the potential to develop into an outside linebacker.