Though he put up big numbers on both sides of the ball, 2016 Foster LB/RB Alvin Noa feels like the defensive side of the ball is where he really excels.
“I play both sides of the ball, but I think I’m more of a defensive guy when it comes down to it,” Noa told Northwest Elite Index recently. “Defensively, I’m just more of a natural player. My linebackers coach, coach Martin, he really showed me a lot this year. He taught me how to read guards and that really helped me be successful this season.”
From his middle linebacker spot, the 5’10”, 230-pounder posted nearly 93 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss to go along with a pick and three sacks and he accounted for 600 yards and six touchdowns on offense as well while earning First Team All-Seamount League and Defesive MVP honors for his efforts while earning Second-Team All-Seamount on offense.
“We had a really good tailback, so they had me in more at fullback, but we were more of a ‘thunder and lightning’ duo out there,” Noa said. “I love to carry the ball and hit guys, but, like I said, I see my future being more on the defensive side of the ball.”
“The kid is a monster,” Foster head coach Elijah Rule told NEI. “He could have and would have done anything we asked of him. He’s a special player.”
As far as where he will play his college football, Noa is still waiting on the right opportunity to come along.
“So far, only Western Oregon has been talking to me,” Noah noted. “They said they are hoping to find a spot for me, but so far, that’s about it. I just have a letter from them.”
With his good size and instincts, Noa may be one of those diamonds in the rough that can really round out a recruiting class.
NEI will continue to keep tabs on Noa in the coming weeks and months and we will update news on him as it breaks.