Pacific transfer Noah Steverson commits to Robert Morris


Noah Steverson takes the field for Pacific. Photo credit: Pacific Athletics

Tyler Gallo

On Monday evening, Pacific (OR) transfer defensive end Noah Steverson announced he had committed to Robert Morris for the upcoming season.

Steverson, who held offers from schools such as Fordham and NC Central, noted that the decision was made easier to pick Robert Morris because of the coaching staff.

“The coaching staff at Robert Morris is transparent, and that’s one thing that’s hard to find [in other programs],” he said. “A lot of coaches at the Division I level are not transparent. They’ll hit you up one day, and they’ll never contact you again… at the end of the day, transparency and asking for the most out of you is all you want as an athlete, and that’s exactly what they’ve got going on at Robert Morris.”

The Rohnert Park, California native, holds a tie to Robert Morris that influenced his decision, as Jake Simmons, who transferred to RMU from Santa Rosa (JuCo) by way of San Jose State, is one of his closest friends.

“We grew up together. We’re from the same hometown,” Steverson said. “It’s a blessing to be able to put our city on the map and hopefully do some big things at Robert Morris. That’s how the coaches found me, him retweeting my posts and boosting my content, and he told me everything great about the school.”

The defensive end had his official visit last weekend and felt that the campus was the right fit for him.

“I had my visit over the weekend, and I just flew back,” Steverson said. “I slept on it and knew the next thing I wanted to do was commit even though I had offers from other schools I hadn’t visited yet, but I knew [RMU] was the place I wanted to be because I felt the genuine nature of all the coaches.”

Steverson racked up 42 total tackles and 10.5 sacks with the Boxers, including 27 tackles and seven sacks this season.

Steverson will jump from Division III to Division I this season, something he knows he is ready for.

“It’s definitely going to be a jump, and there’s definitely going to be a difference, but a lot of guys at the Division III level can play at Division I,” he said. “My story and what I’m trying to do is an example of that. I want to be able to show Division III players that playing Division I is possible if you put the work in.”

Robert Morris will look to improve on its 4-6 record from 2021 this season with a new schedule and merged conference to play in, and Noah Steverson is ecstatic to be a part of it.