June 10, 2011
Tiny has big hopes for future
While it is pretty rare for a sophomore to get any recruiting attention, the size and footwork displayed may merit Trenton Noller, a look from coaches. The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder goes by the nickname, "Tiny," and features a willingness to play center.
"The first thing I think interests coaches is my size and just how well I can move with how big I am," Noller said. "I am always trying to get better on the field with my footwork. I plan to play center. I like that I am the closest one to contact."
Despite his youth, Noller is developing his strength nicely, bench pressing 240 pounds. Last season he split time on the varsity squad learning multiple positions. This season he is penciled in as Windsor's starting center in their option attack. He said as much as anything, he has benefitted from being on the same team as Division I tackle prospect Joey O'Connor.
"He was probably the first player to actually come talk to me and I've learned a lot from him," Noller said. "He teaches me all sorts of things and I play a lot like him as well."
Noller said O'Connor's presence at Windsor also affords him the ability to be scouted by coaches who arrive to watch the four-star prospect's form. For Noller, the plan now becomes to play as much football in front of as many coaches as he can. He is tentatively planning on attending camps at Colorado State, Colorado, Northern Colorado, Stanford and Utah this summer.
"I just want to learn as much as I can while I am there," he said. "These are my building years, so I want to learn as much as I can and set myself up for my Junior and Senior year where I have to play well to get recruited."
"(The coaches) are telling me overall I need to get better. I am young so there are a lot of things that need to be improved like footwork, aggression."
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