Noble Was Sold on First Sight

National Signing Day is here and the crew at Sooners Illustrated has you covered. Throughout the day, we will bring you a variety of material about the upcoming Sooner class. Here is a brief interview with Flower Mound Marcus defensive tackle Daniel Noble.

Back in late January 2009, it did not defensive tackle Daniel Noble long to decide where he was going to play college football.

In fact, all it took was an Oklahoma junior day for the Flower Mound, Texas defender.

"I was impressed with everything when I went down there for a junior day," Noble said. "Everything seemed right so I committed."

Sure some thoughts went into it, but Noble was the first one in the bag for the Sooner coaching staff. And through the entire process, he never wavered or considered any other program. Seems Noble right?

For the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Noble, Wisconsin, Stanford, Texas Tech, Auburn, Arizona, and Baylor were all trying to get his services for the 2010 signing class.

In fact, after he committed he even got an offer from Kansas.

But as of 8:39 a.m. CST on Wednesday, February 3, Noble is all Sooner. So now that connection between he and Oklahoma assistant coach Jackie Shipp is now official.

"He (Shipp) and I have a good relationship. We are close and keep in close contact, which is good because I will be there for the next five years," Noble said. "But, with Oklahoma, everything was much better than I could have imagined. I'm pretty excited."

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