“Noodles” looking like QB of the future for WestCo …

I have to say that this is a simply brilliant move by West Covina head coach Mike Maggiore; stud freshman Antonio “Noodles” Hull is playing quarterback for the Bulldogs freshman team and he’s likely to compete for the starting job on varsity next season.

Brilliant!

The thing that you usually worry about with West Covina is QB play. The Bulldogs always have fantastic running backs and wide receivers. They always put out a good offensive line. The defense is always filled with guys you don’t want to meet in a dark alley. But QB? Well, that’s always a sweat.

Not including yesterday’s game, Noodles has thrown for 128 yards and one TD (and one pick). He’s rushed for 270 yards and three TDs. Noodles has missed two games, one of them a “mother’s decision” because she didn’t like one of his grades.

If you’ll recall, Noodles was a standout for the Compton Vikings of the Snoop Youth Football League and was reportedly wanted by Bishop Amat, Cathedral and Loyola, among others.

With the proper grooming and QB coaching, Noodles could develop into one of the best all-purpose QBs we’ve seen in a while. Still only 13-years-old, Noodles cannot play varsity because you have to be 14 or older.

  • Bulldogs have bite

    I called it in the summer when you first broke the story about him coming to West Covina.

    I said his best chance to play on varsity would be if he was at QB. I did not know at the time that he is still going to be only 13 years old mid season though. I’ve seen him play and he’s as talented as advertised. He would actually be comparable to the varsity QB’s we have now. Our QB’s are not really asked to do much more right now than complete a few short passes and hand the ball off to the three-headed (cerberus) monster backfield. Noodles has atleast the athleticism to do some things on his own and make big plays with his feet.

    Kudos to his mother for putting his priorities in order and holding him accountable for his grades. Looks like he is getting good coaching at home as well as on the field.

    Go Bulldogs!

  • Bulldogs have bite

    I called it in the summer when you first broke the story about him coming to West Covina.

    I said his best chance to play on varsity would be if he was at QB. I did not know at the time that he is still going to be only 13 years old mid season though. I’ve seen him play and he’s as talented as advertised. He would actually be comparable to the varsity QB’s we have now. Our QB’s are not really asked to do much more right now than complete a few short passes and hand the ball off to the three-headed (cerberus) monster backfield. Noodles has atleast the athleticism to do some things on his own and make big plays with his feet.

    Kudos to his mother for putting his priorities in order and holding him accountable for his grades. Looks like he is getting good coaching at home as well as on the field.

    Go Bulldogs!

  • 2015

    There are a lot of talented kids in the SGV in the class of 2015. These next fours years should be very special. Amat has a talented QB, Damien has a stud RB, DR has atheltes, and DB just got Cordell. Lots of talent to talk about!!

  • Coach Slayer

    Very smart move coach M. When you have a speedy,athletic,runner that also happens to be your QB you are sitting pretty. Add to that you have several years to prepare him for the position. I just think it’s a great move at the high school level. I strongly think more coaches should look around at their young talented guys and teach them the position rather than settling for all these QB’s being pushed by their dads.This is a coach being a coach.

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    This is such a smart move, I just can’t get over it. With some grooming, Noodles will be a freak at QB. If WestCo has a RB to go with him, all the better. Keep in mind that D-Ranch WR transfer Sydney Jones will be a senior when Noodles is a junior. Very scary that if Noodles pans out (no pun intended), WestCo’s best athlete will be touching the ball on every play.

    And let’s go deeper for a sec. Now that there are so many teams running Oregon’s type of offense, Noodles could mimic the role of Oregon’s QB Darron Thomas. Or a Denard Robinson. That should be make him very recruitable as QB running that type of offense. Just a very savvy move by Maggiore.

  • Bulldogs have bite

    Aram/Coach Slayer,

    I completely agree with you guys. At the HS level, putting the ball in your best player’s hands is just smart coaching. Take a look at what Justin Moore of Westlake did to Oaks Christian’s defens last night, over 200 yards rushing from the spread offense. Absolutely unstoppable when the QB becomes such a dual threat!

    If Noodles can crack the varsity squad next season, he will still have a very talented Aaron Salgado in his senior season at RB to play off of. Also receiver Aaron Franklin, TE Bradley Ojala and sophmore RB Deshaun Love coming back. Oh wait, almost forgot…Justin Hornsby will be eligible to play next year too!

  • http://www.insidesocal.com/sgvfootball Aram

    Aaron Salgado will also be back next year.

    QB Jon Najera will also be back, so Noodles will have to beat him for the job. But even if he doesn’t, I imagine he’ll still get reps. Maybe a Wild-Noodles formation?

    Can’t imagine the fans are gonna have with this kid with things like ramen and spaghetti.

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