Com­pe­ti­tion won’t keep Noyer away

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Brian How­ell

boul­der» When he ar­rives in Boul­der this sum­mer, Sam Noyer will find the Colorado quar­ter­backs room to be a busy place.

CU could have seven other quar­ter­backs on the ros­ter by then. Noyer will be the new guy in town and the youngest, but he’s not go­ing to let any of that bother him.

“I’m go­ing to go in there and com­pete for the job from the start,” Noyer said. “Ev­ery sin­gle day, whether I’m on scout team, whether I’m on the first team, it doesn’t mat­ter. I’m just go­ing to work my hard­est and do what­ever I can to help the team.”

A 6-foot-3, 205-pounder from Beaver­ton (Ore.) High School, Noyer plans to sign a let­ter of in­tent with the Buf­faloes on Feb. 3.

De­spite liv­ing near Pac-12 ri­vals Ore­gon and Ore­gon State, and draw­ing at­ten­tion from sev­eral schools in the West, Noyer made a pledge to CU last June and hasn’t wa­vered.

“When I got the of­fer from Colorado and I went out on my un­of­fi­cial visit, it was just a dif­fer­ent feel,” he said. “I got to ex­pe­ri­ence quite a few schools and Pac12 schools and what they have to of­fer. I just felt that Colorado was a bet­ter fit, and it felt right from the mo­ment I stepped on cam­pus.”

Re­cruited pri­mar­ily by co-of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Brian Lind­gren, Noyer said he has de­vel­oped a strong re­la­tion­ship with his fu­ture po­si­tion coach. Lind­gren coaches the CU quar­ter­backs, so he and Noyer will work closely to­gether.

“I love Coach Lind­gren,”

CU quar­ter­backs

Sefo Li­u­fau, Sr., 6-4, 240 Jor­dan Gehrke, Sr., 6-1, 200 T.J. Patterson, Jr., 6-3, 180* Cade Ap­say, So., 6-1, 195 Sher­iron Jones, R-So., 6-3, 220# Steven Mon­tez, R-Fr., 6-5, 220 Sam Noyer, Fr., 6-3, 205 *Patterson is a walk-on; #Jones is a trans­fer from Ten­nessee and must sit out the 2016 sea­son. said Noyer, who will re­ceive an­other home visit from Lind­gren this week. “Our re­la­tion­ship has been phe­nom­e­nal and it’s def­i­nitely grow­ing. I’m ex­cited to work un­der him and learn from him.”

Noyer, who took his of­fi­cial visit to CU on Dec. 4, has also met Buffs quar­ter­backs Sefo Li­u­fau, Jor­dan Gehrke, Cade Ap­say and Steven Mon­tez.

“I’ve met ev­ery­body,” he said. “I got to sit in an of­fen­sive quar­ter­back meet­ing. I liked ev­ery sin­gle one of those guys. I’m ex­cited to be with them ev­ery day and work with them.”

Noyer will come to CU look­ing to im­prove an al­ready im­pres­sive set of skills.

He said he is “mainly a pocket passer,” but when watch­ing his high­light reel, it’s clear Noyer has the ath­leti­cism to make plays with his feet when needed.

Op­er­at­ing mostly from a shot­gun or pis­tol for­ma­tion at Beaver­ton, Noyer ap­pears most com­fort­able in the pocket, but he makes ac­cu­rate passes on the run too. He also has had suc­cess run­ning the read op­tion.

“I’m just try­ing to get bet­ter,” Noyer said.

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