Thursday, June 28, 2012

Daily Discussion: Where will Noteboom play?


For those of you that follow recruiting closely, I guess this is a bit of old news considering it's almost 24 hours old. But a lot of our readers don't, so deal with it. TCU received their 10th commitment for their 2013 recruiting class yesterday when Plano's Joseph Noteboom picked the Frogs over scholarship offers from Texas Tech, Iowa State, Purdue and Northwestern amongst others. 

There is some discrepancy as to just how big Noteboom is and whether he will end up on the offensive or defensive side of the ball, but either way he'll be right on the line of scrimmage.   He's listed in various publications at being either 6'5" or 6'6" and somewhere between 240 and 265lbs.  Some, such as Rivals, see him as a defensive end at the college level.  Others, such as Dave Campbell's Texas Football, see him as an offensive lineman- they named him one of the 30 best in the state in their most recent magazine.

This may sound silly coming from an unpaid blogger, but I'd tend to trust the print journalist over the writers from a subscription-based website.  No disrespect to the staff at Purple Menace, who do a great job, but Noteboom looks like an offensive tackle to me.  Sure, that 4.74 forty time sounds great coming off the edge as a pass rusher.  But that speed combined with his lengthy frame, background in hockey and at tight end (meaning he probably has great footwork) and supposed calm demeanor make him a perfect candidate to protect a quarterback from rushers coming off that edge. 

Watch his highlight video HERE and decide for yourself.  What do you think- offense or defense?


13 comments:

Frogger said...

O-Line nest question please

JHale said...

Most Def O-Line -- Beef him up and he will blow kids up.

FWFrog said...

Hope they told him he would play O-Line. We are a little thin at that position. This kid has huge upside

Travis said...

Well, he definitely can "pancake" defenders, and he is already protecting the "blindside". So, O-line seems like a natural fit, but where ever CGMFP decides to put him works for me. I am really starting to question the ratings system these websites use to evaluate high school talent because here is another undervalued prospect that is NR and a 1 star on two different sites?

Frogger98 said...

In GMFP we trust.

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

I'll take Texas Football's ranking over Rivals for Texas players. He certainly looks more like 260 than 240 in his most recent Rivals picture. I think an offensive tackle all the way. I've never seen an O-lineman that big who runs a 4.7 and played hockey. Seems like he's built to protect against speed rushers and would be great getting to the second level on running plays. I also love that our staff continues to go after kids they like, not based on stars.

JLR512 said...
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JLR512 said...

This kid will play on Sundays on the O-Line. Not a huge frame, but at 6'5, 250 he will grow into a beast. Interestingly enough, he has amazing hands and would be an awesome tight end, BUT, he will grow and be on the O-line. 1400 SAT score and probably wanted to go to Stanford or Northwestern, but it really came down to Tech and TCU. Once he visited, he was ours. Big pickup for LFG and the Frogs.

VikingFrog said...

This guys not missing enough teeth to be a hockey player.

VikingFrog said...

That was obviously a loaded statement. He's not even smiling in that picture. But I say Oline. Quick feet equal great protection.

Or he could be like Deion and play both.

BuckNasty said...

I would think it's pretty tough to rank and evaluate a player such as Noteboom. Rivals had him listed as a DE, however some other sites had him as an OL. He started off playing TE last year, moved to G, and ended up at OT. His ranking will go up as he gets into his senior year. Yes, he's very undervalued, but nobody seemed to know what position he would translate to at the next level, hence a low ranking.

janorman74 said...

O-line - we need the depth and he's got the size and quickness to be a beast at either tackle spot.

Slay Purple said...

We need to find him a fellow Bash Brother