Competition won’t keep Noyer away
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,”
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.