Noriega is a wideout for the Hawks, but he also sees time at other positions on the field.
Noriega and his team were only able to play five games on the year, and they finished 5-0, but he made the most of the opportunities that he had.
On the year, Noriega caught 21 passes on the year and turned 6 of them into touchdowns. He also had 18.2 yards per catch and finished the year with 382 yards receiving.
Noriega also added 100 more all-purpose yards between rushing yards and kick return yards. On defense, Noriega also added 5 tackles on the year and a PBU, showing that he can play anywhere that is needed on the field.
In his sophomore season, Noriega had 715 yards receiving in a full season of play. He also finished the year with 13 yards per catch and 9 touchdowns on 55 catches.
Standing at 6’1, 185 pounds, Noriega already has great size to be able to compete at the next level, with another year to grow into his frame even more.
In the weight-room, Noriega impresses, as he has a max squat of 405 pounds and a bench of 275 pounds. Noriega also runs a 4.7 in the forty-yard-dash, as well as has a vertical jump of 31″ and a broad jump of 9’2″.
Noriega states that he has some intangibles that set him apart from other players in the country.
“What separates me, is my ability to fight for the ball, no matter the circumstance,” Noriega said. “The strength that I possess, it allows for me to overpower most of my opponents. My route running skills are also very clean and sharp.”
In the classroom, Noriega dominates his work like he dominates defenses, as he has a 3.63 GPA. While Noriega does not yet have offers, look for that to change soon!
Noriega is also a member of the My Recruits program, who will have previously written on, and is one of the top recruiting services in the country. Coach Lou Perrone and his staff do a great job at getting guys recruited, and it is likely someone will take a chance on Noriega very soon!