Noble more solid than ever on Huskies

It came out of nowhere when Taft (Woodland Hills, Ca.) DT Craig Noble committed to the Huskies in April. Not many had ever heard of the big, physical defensive tackle but they sure did after an impressive performance at the Scout Los Angeles combine. Shortly after that weekend Noble found himself swimming in offers, but he said he's a Dawg and he's looking forward to checking out the school soon.

"They have been playing teams really tough," Noble said while driving back from practice earlier this week. "They've lost some close games and you have to love the fact that they've pushed some of the top teams in the country to the end."

Noble and his Taft teammates take on Birmingham this Friday in a huge matchup between two of So Cal's more talented squads.

"Oh they're real tough over there, but I think we've got it," Noble said with a laugh. "I have a bunch of friends that play over there so there will be a lot of jawing during the game, but afterwards it'll be cool."

Noble has had an outstanding season for the Toreadors, posting 62 tackles, eight sacks while also forcing five fumble.

"I've really been feeling it lately," Noble said. "They double and triple me, but I just use my quickness and leverage to hold it up for my teammates to make plays.

"It's all about getting the W's so however I need to help our team, that's really what I'm focused on."

On the recruiting front, Noble said schools still call and try to convince him to visit them, but he said he's set on being a Husky.

"Washington believed in me before anyone else did and that's real big," Noble said. "They want me to come and visit in January, so that's when I'll come up and take a look at the school and get a feel for the campus and the atmosphere.

"UCLA still calls every now and then and Ole Miss too. Most of the schools who have offered have called, but I just listen and tell them 'thanks, but I'm a Husky' and they say that if I change my mind I have a scholarship, so it's not high pressure or anything like that."

We'll have more from Noble in the near future as we follow his progress through the playoffs and following his official visit to Washington.

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