Noller Interested in UCLA

The Windsor (Colo.) junior center, Trenton Noller, has interest in the Bruins...

Windsor (Colo.) junior center Trenton Noller (6-3, 311), is one of the premier interior linemen in the 2014 class, the top pure center prospect already.

Noller has a pair of offers, and is hoping that more schools jump on board.

"Wyoming and Arizona have both offered, but I don't really know who will be the next to offer," said Noller. "There are a lot of schools I'm interested in."

And it's a mixture of Big Ten and Pac-12 schools for Noller.

"Stanford is one of my dream schools and Michigan would be really great, since I'm into architecture," said Noller. "Ohio State would be great because my good friend Joey O'Connor is there. In the Pac-12, UCLA would be really nice and Oregon, I've been talking to them and I like Washington a lot."

Noller took a Northwest trip, hitting three schools, two for camps, and also has visited the two in-state programs.

"I went to Oregon, Oregon State and Washington this summer," said Noller. "Oregon State wasn't a camp, it was just a visit though, and I visited Colorado and Colorado State."

Noller said he definitely had interest in the home state Buffs, despite their struggles this season.

"It's hard to say right now, but I feel like Colorado will be up there in the end, because it is so close," said Noller, who attended the Colorado-Colorado State game.

But for now, Stanford stands out notably for Noller.

"If I had to pick a dream school, Stanford would probably be it," said Noller. "I'm doing really well in school. I have a 3.8 and am taking AP classes and in the spring I'll take the SAT and the ACT."

Noller said that all of the attention for him is coming strictly as a center.

"I'm definitely a pure center prospect," said Noller. "I'd be ok to play anything, but I think what schools see is a true center which is hard to find now. We're under center all the time, but I could do the shotgun easily."

Noller got his first taste of recruiting last season, when O'Connor, an UnderArmour All-American, was heavily recruited.

"I talked to Joey a lot about the recruitment process, about what to ask and what not to," said Noller. "He was really great because he's the only player I've ever had the chance to play with of that caliber."

Noller said he wants to drop about 10 pounds in the offseason, but not lose his strength.

"I want to be about 300 flat, especially when I get to college, and keep the strength but be more agile," said Noller.

Noller said an early decision isn't out of the question.

"I think about that a little bit," said Noller. "It all depends on what offers come in. If I don't get the ones I want, I'll wait, but If I do, I'll end it. Recruiting can take up a lot of your time, but right now, I just want to focus on winning state."

Windsor is in the second round of the state playoffs this weekend.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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