Thanks in part to his efforts on the field, West Rowan won their second straight state title. The team also went undefeated, an accomplishment that Noble hopes carries over for one more year. "We lost a couple great players…but we are going to be good. We're going do well."
If West Rowan is to repeat again in 2010, Noble will have to step up as a leader on the team along with other seniors such as quarterback B.J. Sherrill, another prospect being recruited by Wake Forest.
As for Noble's recruitment, it has been extremely active early in the process as he has received offers from a handful of other schools to go along with the Demon Deacons' offer. "I've also been offered by Duke, N.C. State as of today, by Utah and Wisconsin, Penn State is very interested in me [but hasn't offered yet], by Virginia, West Virginia offered me, and Georgia Tech offered me," he noted. "Oregon shows interest in me as do some others so we will see how that turns out."
To date, Duke and Wake Forest are the only schools that Noble has visited though he has plans to visit some other ACC schools in the near future. Noble visited Wake Forest on Thursday and thoroughly enjoyed his visit. "It was great," he said. "I loved every second. Practices were similar to what we do. I loved the vibe of it and how everyone acts as a family. I've always liked the school but since I went and visited, it made me like it even more. We'll see where that goes, anything can happen."
According to Noble, he was able to take time to visit with the staff and came away impressed. "I think I met all the coaches," he said. "The head coach I liked a lot. He knew what he was talking about and has his team in the right direction and you know he wants to win. He wants to work us hard."
Noble finds no problem in putting in the work required to be a big-time D-I athlete. "I work hard and I'm a physical, physical corner," said Noble who looks up to corners such as Champ Bailey. "I'm not scared to press and I love coming up and making tackles."
With visits to Duke and Wake Forest complete, Noble now plans to make a trio of other ACC visits in the coming weeks. "I plan on visiting Virginia tomorrow," he said. "Next week is N.C. State and on the 24th I plan to go down to Georgia Tech."
Noble plans to take more visits and take his time before deciding on a school. "It's all based on when I feel right," he said, "and it will just come. There's no time limit on it. I don't want to rush it because it is four years of my life. To make the best choice of what I have, that's my goal. I have great schools looking at me so it's going to be a really tough decision."