Noah Vick is one of the best players from the Tampa, FL area in the Class of 2023.
The 5-foot-11, 235-pound Vick, who attends St Patrick Catholic, is an imposing player that works on both sides of the ball as a center and nose tackle.
Vick, who plays for the Largo Jr. Packers, has earned plenty of recognition during his outstanding youth career, such as being selected to four Pro Bowls.
Vick is humbled by the accolades.
“They show me that if I work hard and put my mind to it I can be great one day,” Vick said. “It was a great experience because I got to play with the best of the best and learn from my losses and build off every moment.”
No matter the opponent, on each snap Vick is determined to give it his all.
Vick is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Vick steps between the lines.
“My mindset is to keep calm and get my get my job done no matter what and keep the QB safe,” Vick said. “I want to make the opponent have to work for everything they get.”
Vick has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Vick tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“I love that you can be physical without being disrespectful to another person and you can forget about all of life’s distractions on the field,” Vick said.
Vick has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
The main one is applying perspective to all situations.
“Football has taught me so much about life in general,” Vick said. “It taught me if you work hard you can accomplish anything in life.”
Vick recalls his favorite football memory.
“My favorite memory was winning the championship with Largo because I felt like me and my team played a great game, stuck together and it felt like a true brotherhood,” Vick said.
Mitchell Abrams has coached Vick for one year with the Largo Jr. Packers.
Abrams explains the best parts of Vick’s game.
“He has power at both positions and a real love for the game and wants to be the best ever. He feels he can block anyone and he is unblockable,” Abrams said. “He’s a dominating force that the opposition always has to be aware of at all times.”
Vick takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Vick makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I demonstrate being a good teammate by picking my players up instead of putting then down and performing the best at a position that does not always get the most recognition,” Vick said. “The best advice I give is for them to play their hearts out and to never give up and no matter what happens on the field stay together.”
Abrams adds that Vick is one of those consummate teammates that every squad needs to be successful.
“He shows leadership by never complaining not once, makes all the line calls,” Abrams said. “Played hurt when most adults would have sat out.”
Vick is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“I've learned from my coaches that everything isn’t about winning and losing, that it’s about how you handle yourself on and off the field and always respect other people in every aspect of life,” Vick said. “Respect others no matter who they are and to work as a team through thick and thin.”
Abrams is an advocate of Vick’s capabilities.
“He’s made too many to count but he has made the D-Line the best in our league and made it impossible for a QB to step up in the pocket,” Abrams said. “We wouldn’t have the success we had without his contributions.”
In addition to making clutch plays, Vick also has a high level of football IQ as well.
Vick has excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.
“He uses his IQ by getting in the right position to make tackles and never going backwards,” Abrams said. “He’s a very smart player that always puts himself in a position to be successful on the field.”
Vick is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.
“He works really hard at practice and is always talking football. He has a great attitude and that’s something that rubs off on the rest of the team in a positive way,” Abrams said. “He really has a will to want to be great.”
Abrams explains why he compares Vick to these players.
“Reminds me of Mike Pouncey at center because he’s a great blocker and reliable,” Abrams said. “At nose tackle he’s like Warren Sapp, because that motor is high volume.”
Vick patterns his mentality after this standout.
“Reggie White ‘The Minister of Defense’ because of his work ethic and demeanor on and off the field,” Vick said.
Vick is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.
“On the field my goal is to do my job to the best of my ability and do everything I can to help my team win,” Vick said. “Off the field I want to become a sports doctor so I can make sure other kids can become great one day too.”
Vick has his sights set on becoming a Florida Gator.
“They strive for education before sports and that’s very important to me,” Vick said. “There’s going to be life after football and I want to make sure I’m prepared.”
Vick lists science as his favorite subject in school.
“Science is always coming up with something new every day and i learn something new every day,” Vick said.
Abrams outlines the areas of improvement that will take Vick to the next level.
“Knowing who to block on the blitz but he is good at it already,” Abrams said. “Just seeing the defense and being patient.”
Abrams believes the sky is the limit as long as Vick continues to stay hungry.
“He can be the best center in the county by his senior year. He’s that talented of an athlete,” Abrams said. “I’m proud of how far he’s come and I’m looking forward to where he’s going.”
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