Craig Noble (6-3, 300, 5.0) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft sure looked the part of a big athletic lineman when he showed up to the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles on Sunday. The two-way standout decided to play defensive tackle during the event.
Noble had a good day at defensive tackle, but more schools are looking at him as an offensive guard. That being said he was still one of the best big guys to perform at NIKE. He was particularly good at bull rushing on the day.
The talented big man currently holds two offers from Ole Miss and Washington.
"I like Coach Tyrone Willingham a lot," Noble said. "I like the way he coaches and talks to his players.
"I haven't committed yet, but I'm thinking about it," Noble said. "I'm planning on going up to Washington soon to take an official visit.
"Washington told me I didn't need to go to their camp because they have already offered."
There is no time frame for Noble's decision. It could be as early as tomorrow, next week, next month or next year.
Other schools in the recruiting mix showing interest are Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Idaho and Florida.
If Oregon ends up offering things may get interesting because his good friend and Taft teammate Darrion Weems signed with the Ducks, but Noble's mind is clearly set on the Huskies at this time.
Noble earned all-city, all-area and all-league for his junior season performance.
In the weight room, Noble currently benches 320 and squats a D-I weight of 500 pounds.
In an earlier interview with Taft head coach Troy Starr had the following to say about his top recruit for the class of 2008.
"Craig is a legitimate 6-foot-3 and growing," Starr said. "He's a great character kid. He's quiet and gives you everything he has.
"Craig has great feet and has great flexibility in his hips. He's a knee bender."