St. Joseph Player with Rutgers Offer

Rutgers has long established a defensive back pipeline with St. Joseph Regional HS, signing at least one prospect from the school in each of the last two years. However, this particular prospect hails from St. Joseph Prep. in Philadelphia (Pa.), stands in at 6-foot-3 and 255-pounds, and holds five offers in hand.

Philadelphia (Pa.) St. Joseph Prep knocked off one of the top teams in the state last weekend as they defeated Neshaminy. This week the Hawks have their sights set on one of the top teams in Ohio, St. Ignatius of Cleveland. Defensive tackle/fullback Charlie Noonan is a big reason for the success.

"We were kind of under-the-radar this year," Noonan said. "I think last year we were over confident. I think our strength is our front seven this year."

St. Ignatius defeated the hawks last year, Noonan and his teammates are ready for the rematch.

"They beat us last year, but we're ready for them now," he said.

The 6-foot-3, 255-pound, standout has collected offers from Indiana, Rutgers, Toledo, New Mexico State, and Towson. As of September 1, when the NCAA contact period opened up Noonan has received a number of calls.

"Most of the teams that offered have called," he said. "I also received calls from Northwestern, Connecticut, and Colorado State.

The returning first team All-Catholic and All-City performer attended camps this summer at Virginia, and Rutgers.

"I did pretty well at Virginia, I was only there one day," he said. "I did really well at Rutgers they offered me after camp."

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