Junior College Safety Noah Guzman Confirms WVU Commitment
Junior college safety Noah Guzman has confirmed to BlueGoldNews.com that he is the latest commitment to the West Virginia football program, and will be joining the program immediately.
“I’ve committed to WVU,” Guzman said. “I’m on my way to the airport now to fly to West Virginia.”
In 11 games in 2018 as a true freshman at Cerritos College, Guzman recorded 74 tackles, including 4.5 for loss. He had two interceptions and six pass break-ups, and also forced a fumble.
The aggressive defender show excellent closing ability and hits with the impact of a player carry more weight than his listed 205 pounds, he could fit any any one of West Virginia’s safety or hybrid back end defensive positions. He played both strong and free safety for Cerritos, covering downfield in a two-deep zone but also also squaring off against slot receivers while playing closer to the line of scrimmage.
If all enrollment processes go as expected, Guzman, who is qualified, would have four years in which to compelete his final three seasons of eligibility. WVU for its part, hopes he is ready to play in 2019, given its transfer losses in the secondary.
A native of LaPuente, California, Guzman attended Bishop Amat High School, were he earned first team all-league and all San Gabriel Valley Area honors as a senior at both defensive back and wide receiver. He was also on the all-area squad as a junior, where he had
Guzman hails from a football family. His father, George, played for Eastern Michigan, while older brother Nathan played at UNLV.