Noah Sewell won a state championship with his Orem Tigers on Friday night. Yet it wasn’t soon after he secured a big goal to cap his varsity career, that he looked toward his future.
Sewell made his college commitment to follow his brother, Penei, and play for the Oregon Ducks. The nation’s No. 2 ILB prospect will enroll in January.
That decision was shared below in an interview with Kevin Wade of 247Sports.
Ducks beat out Alabama, Georgia for 5-star ILB Noah Sewell
— Kevin Wade (@KwadeSays) November 23, 2019
Sewell had grown to be a priority target for Georgia in its 2020 class.
The Bulldogs didn’t really target the ILB position as a need for this cycle but made a clear exception because of Sewell’s vast ability. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound prospect tested extremely well on the evaluation camps and showcase circuit over the summer.
Especially for his size. He could not only move the way that elite receivers could in short spaces, but he could also hand right with them in 7-on-7 tournaments. That is a tall order for an elite ILB prospect in any given year, much less one that plays north of the 260-pound mark.
The 5-star Utah standout needed only two official visits to lock in his decision. Those were to Georgia and Oregon. He was in Athens for the Notre Dame game on Sept. 21.
In the end, he wound up choosing to play in the Pac-12. He will have at least one season with the Ducks with his older brother. Penei Sewell will be a top NFL Draft prospect at offensive tackle after his junior season in 2020.
Sewell also rated on the 247Sports Composite as the nation’s No. 20 overall recruit for the 2020 class.