Noodles to play at Diamond Bar this season …

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The first one to arrive at photo day at the Tribune yesterday was none other than Antonio “Noodles” Hull, who informed me has indeed playing for Diamond Bar this season (despite no physical still).

Noodles told me he’s going to surprise even me by how good he will be this season and that he’s looking forward to putting together a year so good that the college offers will roll in. He is behind in the recruiting process a bit due to missing all but one game of his junior due to being ruled ineligible by CIF for an athletically motivated transfer from West Covina.

Noodles said he attended some camps and that Arizona and Arizon St. expressed interest and one or both are close to offering. So that’s great news. Noodles will likely be a corner back in college and said that’s what he’ll play this fall for the Brahmas.

As for Kanya Bell, the jury is still out. He is attending summer school at Diamond Bar and may end up being part of the Brahmas squad after all once he’s recovered from a knee injury. Another one of the talented players who left D-Bar also might be trying to come back, but he’ll remain nameless.

Aram’s Take: Very happy I get a chance to cover Noodles’ senior season. Hoping he shows everyone just how big-time of a talent he is this fall.

  • reality

    The most pub for a player whose best years hve been in little league football. But congratulations for being first in line for picture day. That’s something I guess.

    • AramT

      Actually, if you saw him in Southeast Division playoffs his sophomore season you would know he was one of the top two or three players in the division at that time. Now two years older, watch out!

      • reality

        To refresh your memory here are just some of the guys that Hull played with on West Covina’s 2012 team: Sidney Jones, Jonathon Najera, Justin Hornsby,Josh Best,Aaron Salgado, Niko Johnson etc. And that’s just West Covina. Now you say he was one of the top two players in the WHOLE DIVISION. I did see him play alot, for sure your than you. but maybe you wear different glasses than me.

        • AramT

          OK, let’s review.

          2012 Southeast Division playoffs

          WestCo uses Noodles at BOTH QB and RB … he is JUST 15-years-old at the time!!!!

          First round vs. Paramount: Noodles rushes for 130 yards on 13 carries with THREE TDs. WestCo wins.

          Second round vs. Muir: Noodles leads ALL rushers with 144 yards and a TD. WestCo wins.

          Semis vs. La Serna: Noodles throws a 52-yard TD pass and is also stopped at the 1 on a long run in the first half. I think WestCo settled for 3. Don’t have the final stats for that game, sadly, but he was outstanding. WestCo loses.

          This isnt’t hype! He was a 15-year-old sophomore at the time and was the difference maker in TWO playoff wins and showed well against La Serna in semis. You name me two or three players better than Noodles in the Southeast Division that postseason. Palmer? The RB at Downey? Then who? That’s what I thought.

          • reality

            Since you remember the Muir game may I mention a few Muir players on 2012. Joshua Muema-Mason Taeon-Devonte Cravin-Jejon Williams etc. To be thought of as a top player you have to have a body of work to point at not just a play-off run. You have lead your team in your Jr. and Sr. years and prove that the play off run was not a fluke. Has he done this? The few players I mentioned did, and have, and some are still doing it. Plus there are so many more men from the other division teams that others can mention if they want, that your point is almost inane. If Hull wows this season I will happily give him credit but until then no way. Schooled!

          • Nomoredrama

            Did he take your kids spot on the team? Where is all the hate’n coming from…..

          • reality

            If i disagree with a blog masters opinion is that hate? Folks. quit being so emotional. I can’t argue with Arams hype if that is his honest opinion. But I disagree with his opinion To say I hate is an overreach. Aram played both sides. First he started a blog that said Noodles was missing practice. Then he said his mom. said he was playing. Now he is first in line at photo day. and now he is one of two top players in the division. Obviously Aram trying to stimulate conversation. I did,nt start this. I was just pointing out the other side. If you don’t want commentary then say so and I’ll shut up. No problem.

          • Nomoredrama

            Well, your comment above where you stated his best years were in “little league football” and “congratulations for being first in line for picture day” were hater comments, not a reply to Arams blog. Your posts suggest you are the one who is “emotional”.

          • reality

            Correct. I apologize. Trying to be to cute and did not work.

          • waterone

            Just cuz someone expresses a valid opposing view doesn’t make it hate…Good discussion.

          • AramT

            Noodles sent those guys you named packing. He was the best player on the field that night. You have no idea what you’re talking about. You want a body of work BEFORE the kid has a senior season? He was ineligible last season due to CIF rules violation.

          • who dat

            I think you need to mention Penny at Norwalk. He rushed for over 2,000 yards on the season that year. I think the point that reality is making, is that you should judge players over the entire season as opposed to 1,2 or 3 games in order to determine best in any group. The best players are the ones that consistently perform at a high level.

          • AramT

            What was my original statement?

            I said Noodles was one of the top two or three players in the Southeast Division PLAYOFFS during his soph season. The way he finished his soph season, playing the way he did in the playoffs, he deserves all the hype or anybody gives him.

          • GP AKA Green Machine

            Noodles being a top player is a good assumption. However, that’s all it is at the moment. I am not a noodles hater. It would be Ironic if they met up against West Co in the playoffs and lost. Things would have come full circle and that would make it seem like he should have never left. If he is going to be a DB in college. He probably should have stayed at westco. If he would have stayed there He would probably be a rivals 100 with several offers. Now he is a question mark close to getting offers. That’s truth….not hate.

    • AramT

      Actually, if you saw him in Southeast Division playoffs his sophomore season you would know he was one of the top two or three players in the division at that time. Now two years older, watch out!

    • Nomoredrama

      Lol, hate much?

  • Bryan

    Kanya will not be playing for Dbar.

    • PatrickHT

      You don’t even know him!

  • What ever happened to WE

    Aram, you have had such a man crush on this kid since before he even played a down of football. I saw him play as a Sophomore and thought he was pretty good, but certainly didn’t think he was one of the top 2 or 3 kids in the division that year. Now your pumping him again and he hasn’t even stepped foot on his own football field to practice with the rest of his team. I’m hearing a lot of “me, myself, and I” but I don’t recall reading anything about “WE or US or Team” within the body of this article. Football is still a team sport, Isn’t it?

    • Nomoredrama

      Well, usually an interview involves someone asking questions and someone answering. With that being said, maybe the questions asked were specifically addressing him, his goals and his plans for reaching his goals as an individual.

    • OuttaYourMindTrib

      You’re correct, it still takes 11. Even in this day and age of “Real Deals” all over the place.
      :snicker:

  • CoFan

    What was the photo shoot for? Were there local guys?

    • Not Since 1995

      DB is local…. C-NO fan…

      • CoFan

        Yes I know… I meant other than just Noodles

  • Pack5

    Good luck Noodles! Show the haters its not hype its for real!

  • CoFan

    Believe the hype, Noodles is one of the top skills in the area

  • HardBall

    Should have never left West Covina. Played well Soph Year and went to the Semi’s. Won’t be a QB for DBar isn’t that why he left in the 1st plays. I’m sure the defensive position at West Covina was never an issue. Sad.

    • Sandman71

      totally agree

  • GP AKA Green Machine

    Noodles has D-1 Talent. He should get picked up. I don’t see many players in the area who can do so many things well. He is like a swiss army knife. However, He is going to have to put in the work. He should be one of the top players in the Central and our area. His only issue will be he can not have a bad year. If his teammates don’t provide the supporting cast he needs…it’s trouble. In football you need others to play well so that you can look good. He should still get an offer. You can be the best in area, but it may not look like it, if your team has a bad year. Dbar should be a playoff team, but it’s tough out there.

    • Sandman71

      He’s an ok player better than avg but not D1

  • GP AKA Green Machine

    You missed it. I never said he should go back. I said maybe he should have stayed…He lost a whole year behind transferring to play at DB, which would have been loaded, but all the guys he left WC to play with at DB left him there alone. If DB has a dude of year and west co does better, then what? Let’s not try to pretend like DB is better than they were last season. If he could have left DB, he would have. But he can’t afford to lose his senior year. Do they have a coach at DBar yet? Sorry but this transfer is starting to look like a bad decision on his part. DB is a better academic school, but noodles didn’t go there for chemistry. I am not hating…but you have to stop blowing smoke.

    • PatrickHT

      Sorry! It wasn’t for you! It should have been in reply to Hardball!

    • PatrickHT

      But DB has had a coach for almost 2 months now…Marcus Hughes from NY

    • PatrickHT

      I understand what your saying , but WC season Is no more guaranteed than DB or any other school.It just sounds like your saying WC was championship bound had he stayed indeed! That’s a tough assumption.

      • GP AKA Green Machine

        I am not saying that. Losing an entire year, in my opinion hurt him the most. Psychologically, he may be pressing this year. There is a lot of pressure on him to put up big numbers. He can rise to the occasion. I am just saying he would probably be committed to a school by now if he would have had a JR year. However, I am hopping he gets to go to the school of his choice.

  • Aaron

    He does not have PAC-12 size at corner. Why he doesn’t have a physical still looks like a duck…

    • PatrickHT

      He was at practice yesterday!

      • Aaron

        So you’re saying he got his physical, cool for him, not having one showed there was smoke.

  • SGV 4 30 Years

    I hope the kid has a good season for DB. He served his time last year, now it’s time to turn the page, it’s a new season. The major questions for DB will be, can they play physical enough in the line.
    We all know that Aram has followed Mr. Hull his whole career. Almost to the point of over hype. No one can argue the talent……. But I would have a real problem with someone who is suppose to be a team leader, and they are getting all the attention, not being ready to go when the new coach arrives. Not having a physical is inexcusable. There are plenty of places where you can get it done for $30. It’s time for Mr. Hull to act like he really wants to be “THE GUY.” Good luck young man.

  • Daniel

    WC coaching staff are racist, they do not have the players best interest… back to back CIF titles with tons of talented kids and can’t put those kids in college.. only one which was Solomon… Sidney Jones scholarship to Washington did not came from the WC coaches putting the leg work… Noodles saw it right away and that was the main reason he left WC.

    • OuttaYourMindTrib

      Titles mean nothing with regard to sending kids to college. Perhaps the kids at WC didn’t have the grades for the next level, or maybe they were not interested in playing at the next level. Maybe it is WC’s fault, maybe it isn’t.

    • DB Alum

      That’s a pretty crappy thing to say about someone unless you have some hardcore evidence to back you up. Not getting kids scholarships is not evidence of being a racist.

    • WCDan

      Back to back titles with talented kids yes, but not D1 talent. Solomon was D1 but who else on those 2010 & 2011 teams were D1? I can remember one of the 2010 West Co linemen who had d1 offers but not the grades. There were a few more players who went to smaller schools but other then that WC did not have much college level talent and that is why you don’t hear of too many scholarship players coming out of West Co. West Co coaches do a great job with what they have. The 2004 CIF championship team from West Co had 5 shutouts and allowed only 7.92 points
      per game on defense. They had one D1 player on that team (Walter Thurman).Their biggest man on defense was one of their middle linebackers who at 224 lbs, was bigger than his whole defensive line. Yet this team beat both Charter Oak and South Hills on route to the title. You call their coaches racist, yet you don’t even know them, shame on you Daniel.