After standing out as a true freshman at Chowan University with 31 receptions, 473 yards, and a touchdown across 9 games, wide receiver Noah Toster has entered the transfer portal. Toster, who has found immediate interest from several FBS, FCS, and Division II programs, reported an offer received from Delaware on the afternoon of December 15th. The Blue Hens became Toster's 8th offer. Others on the list include future Conference USA foe Florida International, FCS programs Western Carolina, Valparaiso, and East Tennessee State, and Division II schools Notre Dame College, West Florida, and Valdosta State.
Chowan, a private Christian liberal arts university with around 900 students on campus, is a member of Division II's Gulf South Conference. The Hawks finished the 2023 season with an 0-10 record, but Noah is very grateful for what his first home taught him about himself. He stated, "After a standout season I really realized that with my abilities and work ethic I could play football at any level."
Toster noted that Delaware has been in contact with him very early into entering the portal. Adding that the communication has been great so far, something that stood out to him was assistant head coach/wide receivers coach, Terrance Archer reaching out to not just the Chowan coaching staff, but his coaches and mentors from Apex Friendship High School. Toster recorded 322 yards and 4 touchdowns off 24 catches in 9 games his junior and senior varsity seasons as a Patriot. He said that the staff sees him as "a bigger target who can stretch the field and make big time plays" for the offense. Toster, looking to challenge himself at the next level, could find a great opportunity joining a program in the process of making the jump to Conference USA and the FBS in Delaware. "They’re particular in how they (recruit) which is honoring", he added.
Noah plans to come to a decision on his next home within the next few weeks. He shared to me that he is planning to visit Newark in early January. With 2023 being his first year of collegiate football, three seasons of eligibility remain for Toster. The biggest part of his game he's already focusing to improve? Speed. Standing at 6'5", his height naturally allows him to have a first chance of winning the ball. Finding ways to get that extra step against defensive backs is the next part Toster has keyed in on before the 2024 season. "Only imagine the athlete I would be if I mastered the little things, my game would be unstoppable."
I would like to thank Noah so much for not only being the first athlete a part of this series, but for his responsiveness, respect, and honesty throughout our conversation. I hope he does choose to be a Blue Hen for the next 3 years of his collegiate career, but regardless I wish him the best in the rest of his recruiting process and his career both in the classroom and on the football field. Please give him a follow on Twitter/X: @noah2toster.