Purdue, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Army, and Maryland have shown the most interest in Tom so far. His early lists of favorites are Penn State, Purdue, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pittsburgh.
"I grew up on Penn State football, I really like them, and I am hoping they start showing some interest."
Nocera was invited to the Nike Combine at Penn State on May 15th, and he intends on camping at Penn State this summer.
Insiders interview with LB Tom Nocera
What are the main things you are looking for in a school?
"I want to be part of a good football program. I would like to get a quality education, and good facilities are important too me as well."
How do you play the game?
"I play heads up, I am aggressive, and I play smart."
Some linebackers are headhunters, some use speed and angles of pursuit; which category fits you?
"I use my speed and pursue angles."
Who is your favorite player in college or the NFL?
What are your goals for the 2004 season?
"To play as a team and not make any mistakes that could cost the team."
Will you be an early commit or make a signing day decision?
"I am going to wait and make sure I make the right decision."