By BRAD KEITH
STEPHENVILLE (January 30, 2015) — Stephenville offensive tackle Noah Perez is following in his older brother’s footsteps by playing football for Tarleton State.
Noah, a two-time first-team all-district selection on Stephenville’s state semifinal and quarterfinal teams of the last two seasons, announced his decision on Twitter.
“Just committed to Tarleton State! Ready to see what the future has in store for me!” reads the tweet, posted by Perez at 8:29 p.m. Thursday after he reportedly received a home visit from Tarleton head coach Cary Fowler.
“I felt like Tarleton was the place for me and I’m glad I get to stay in town,” said Perez. “I’m glad I’ll be on the team with my brother and glad they recognized us both as players.”
Noah’s older brother, guard Nick Perez, will be a senior this fall after earning first-team Don Hansen All-Super Region 4 honors last season. The junior guard was Tarleton’s only first-team All-Lone Star Conference selection.
Noah was an honorable-mention all-state selection last fall by the Associated Press Sports Editors, and was a first-team all-district pick in 3-4A Division I. He helped the Yellow Jackets to averages of 531 yards and 45.6 points per game. In two seasons, Perez helped Stephenville to a record of 21-6 while reaching the semifinals in 2013 and the quarterfinals in 2014.
“I feel like I’ve had beyond great coaching at Stephenville,” Noah said. “That and the support of our community has helped me achieve what I have and get where I am today.”
National Signing Day is Wednesday, February 4.