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SoCal OL has lots of upside

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Big athletic linemen are always at a premium that is why offensive guard prospect Craig Noble (6-3, 300, 5.0) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft will be highly sought after this recruiting season.
Though Noble plays both ways as an offensive tackle and defensive tackle on the high school level, but he probably projects as an offensive guard.
"Craig is a legitimate 6-foot-3 and growing," Woodland Hills coach Troy 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," Starr said. "He's a knee bender."
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.
On the gridiron, Noble still has his best days ahead of him. He runs well and is an excellent pass blocker. He hasn't reached his full potential yet as he needs to develop that mean streak all great offensive linemen possess, but he has all the physical ability and tools to be a great one.
"Craig has a strong work ethic and works hard on improving his skills," Starr said. "He's good run blocker and he's going to get better.
"At the next level he will have no choice but to get that mean streak," Starr said. "The competition will help him.
"Craig has everything a D-I school could want on the field and he won't give you any problems off it," Starr said. "He is zero maintenance."
On the recruiting front Noble has one offer from Ole Miss. He is getting recruiting attention from Arizona, California, Oregon State, USC, UCLA, Washington and Florida State.
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