Class of 2016
Carmel High School
Exposure: Hudl film, In-Person Evaluation vs. Ben Davis and Lawrence Central
Strengths: High-impact player – consistent, rugged, and relentless LB for Carmel’s defense. Performed extremely well in the two in-person games and should excel at the next level. Has prototypical height and size desired in Division I football. Has a strong upper body with the frame to get bigger. Is quick to shed base blocks against bigger guys – can lock out, use his length, and rip under to disengage contact. Fundamentally-sound tackler – bends at the knees, maintains hitting position, and keeps his neck bulled with good posture. Exhibits strength at the point of attack – is never flat-footed – can dent people, likes to hit and consistently plays downhill. Is a great pass rusher with legitimate edge speed – can shoot through gaps and turns the corner with power and explosiveness. Has the instincts – takes good angles in pursuit on the backside and flashes good range to defend the flat. Very productive, plays with technique, looks well-coached, and has upside. Plays on a winning football program.
Weaknesses: Sometimes plays with a narrow base. Looks a little tight out of a backpedal while defending the pass, and could develop more in the hips. Primarily bull rushes – could develop an extra move.
Summary: Noah is one of the best linebackers in the state and has emerged as a legitimate Division I prospect. He should continue to improve during his senior season. He exhibits quickness to shed blocks, explosiveness as a pass rusher, and strength at the point of attack as a run defender. He is a high-impact player on a very successful team.