March 29, 2012
2014 lineman takes in CSU practice
Windsor (Colo.) Windsor offensive lineman Trenton Noller is starting to become a well-known name not just regionally, but nationally in the Class of 2014. On Wednesday, the man nicknamed 'Tiny' was in Fort Collins to attend Colorado State's fourth spring practice on the fields south of Moby Arena.
"It was good. We saw the practice and it was really high tempo, which I liked. The coaches seemed like they were mixing well with the new program. Everyone was really friendly and it felt like home. I'm only ten minutes away so it's kind of nice having that comfort of being close," Noller said.
After drills, the 6-foot-4, 315 pound center was able to catch up with CSU offensive line coach Derek Frazier.
"The O-line was pretty good. They looked like they were working well together, and I really liked their high tempo. I met Coach Frazier afterwards. It seems like he really knows what he's doing, plus he's a real nice guy."
Early on in his recruitment, a mutual interest exists between Noller and Colorado State.
"I like them a lot just because they are close. In-state would be nice to go to."
Noller is already hearing from a wide array of division one colleges, even though he has two more years of high school football remaining.
"Right now I'm mostly hearing from CU, Utah, Oregon, Penn State, Duke, and Arkansas."
Future campus visits include two former conference rivals.
"I've been to Utah, CU, and now CSU. I've also been invited to the CU spring game and the Nebraska spring game."
Does he have a list of early favorites?
"Yes and no. It's still too early to tell, but I think all those schools are interested in me."
However, Noller says he does have a dream school of playing for.
"Stanford is my number one, but I haven't been hearing from them yet."
Noller has been a varsity starter for the past two seasons, and his unique size at such an early age gave him a big advantage in being successful.
"I'm great at finishing my blocks and my pass blocking is pretty great. With my strength I can out-muscle a lot of people."
He continues to hone in on his blocking skills in hopes that they will translate into scholarship offers down the road.
"I want to get faster, stronger and more agile (during the offseason), and then I want to make the playoffs, make all-state, be the number one center in my class, and win a championship in the fall."
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