Noble's Isaiah Willhoite: Driven Athlete of the Month – Presented by Landers Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Norman


Isaiah Willhoite will be entering his senior year at Noble High School this fall and he is hoping to help bring the school its first state championship in school history.

Willhoite’s junior campaign saw him register 46 receptions for 683 yards and 11 touchdowns. Looking back on the season, he saw himself grow as a player but knows he has to keep working.

“It helped me see how far I have come and what it is going to take to be one of the best wide receivers in the state and help my team win a state championship.”

The Bears fell short of their championship goal last season. They lost to Bishop McGuinness 38-10 in the Class 5A State Semifinals.

Noble head coach Greg George sees the impact that Isaiah has on the team.

“He is a great player for us,” he said. “He makes the hard catches, he will definitely be a difference maker for us this season. He is one of the hardest workers I have ever been around. He is always organizing throwing sessions with the quarterback and other wide receivers. He tries to get better every day.”


Willhoite’s biggest role model is a Hall of Fame wide receiver.

“My biggest role model is Jerry Rice,” he said. “He was a small town wide receiver that had a lot of success, not only in football, but also in life because of his work ethic in wanting to be the best in whatever he did.”

Off the field, Isaiah is a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and he also helps with the school yearbook. When asked about his favorite teacher, Isaiah said it was Vicki Moser.

“She’s been consistently helping me grow throughout all the classes I’ve taken in high school, ever since my freshman year, she really just taught me how to stay focus in the classrooms and learn to the best of my ability.”

In his spare time, Isaiah enjoys going to the gym, hanging out at the lake with some of the guys, and playing Madden.

When asked what it takes to be successful, Isaiah knows the answer.

“You have to want to be the best at everything you do,” he said. “You have to put in the extra work, even while no one is watching you.”