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OL Joseph Noteboom still solid to TCU

10/14/2012



TCU commit Joseph Noteboom (Plano, Texas/Plano) had a pretty good weekend. Both of his teams scored victories.

Noteboom is quick to use the pronoun “we” when referring to both Plano and TCU. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound offensive lineman was happy after Plano downed McKinney (Texas) 38-21 on Friday, and he was equally excited when TCU dropped Baylor 49-21 on Saturday.

On Friday, Noteboom talked about TCU and what attracted the program to him. On Saturday, he watched his future team silence critics, as new starting quarterback Trevone Boykin -- who took the place of former starter Casey Pachall -- threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns against a respected opponent in Baylor.

“I’m still very solid. I’m not planning on changing at all,” Noteboom said of the Horned Frogs. “I think we’re still playing great even with all the issues we had. I’m really solid with them.”

TCU is still dealing with the troubles of Pachall, who was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving two days before last week’s game against Iowa State. Pachall has since withdrawn from school and entered an inpatient treatment program.

Noteboom said the negativity has not swayed his decision for him or for some of the other commitments he keeps in touch with.

“I haven’t really thought about that. It’s one guy who made a mistake, and hopefully, he’ll be back next year and play good,” Noteboom said. “I haven’t heard anything from the other recruits, so that’s a good thing.

Noteboom, a three-star offensive tackle, said he is solid with TCU, but he also is hearing from Texas Tech, Purdue and Northwestern. All three schools have offered scholarships.