Signing Day Interview with New Boise State Linebacker Ezekiel Noa

Southern California linebacker Ezekiel Noa signed his National Letter of Intent with the Boise State football program on Wednesday, February 1st as part of National Signing Day.


Though he didn’t officially announce his commitment on Twitter until Signing Day, Bryan Harsin and the Boise State coaching staff added the La Mesa (CA) linebacker to their publicly-confirmed group of verbal commits on January 18th, exactly two weeks before he signed his NLI.

I got in-touch with Noa on National Signing Day to pick his brain on one of the biggest days of his life.

“I never imagined going to Boise,” he said. “It’s a blessing… how far I have come… I’m looking forward to my new chapter.”

He celebrated his big day by taking pictures with his loved ones and going out to eat at “Denny’s.”

Noa’s Offers

Noa said he’s most looking forward to “playing alongside my brother Tyson (Maeva, a fellow linebacker) (and) meeting a lot of new people (and) brothers.”

The California-product has three team goals for his time in Boise: “Win (a) Mountain West Conference Championship every year… (win) a bowl game… (and make) memories.”

He also hopes to “excel even more at (his) position (and) possibly some other ones as well… (I want to) create lifetime bonds with even more people.”

Noa said he will bring humility, hard work, and dependability to the Boise State defense. He strives to be the “ultimate team player” and looks to feed off of his older teammates.

Boise State stood out above the rest of the schools that offered the linebacker, who tries to surround himself with good people. “…Boise has a lot of good people.” He feels confident that he will be comfortable wearing the Blue and Orange for the next four or five years.

“(Harsin) expects a lot and is willing to do whatever it takes for his players to be successful. I would love to be a part of his team and his family.” -Noa on his “great” relationship with his new Head Coach

Noa continued on that Boise State Defensive Coordinator Andy Avalos “is the best,” adding, “I’m blessed I met such a coach and I am looking forward (to) learning more (of) the (linebacker) spot from him. He knows his football and I want to be a part of a (program with a) coach like him.”

Noa also had a direct messge for the Boise State-faithful:

“BRONCO nation, I am looking forward to (being) a part of the family and I am a person who loves God and am thankful everyday for Him. Growing up I was taught to work hard and stay HUMBLE and I want to for sure continue it at Boise State.”

You can follow Ezekiel Noa on Twitter @zekenoa30 and check out his Hudl highlights below.

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