March 29, 2012

Goebel enjoys Iowa visit

The Iowa Hawkeyes were the first BCS conference school to offer offensive lineman Colin Goebel and had him on campus Wednesday for an unofficial visit. It was the first trip to Iowa City for the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Goebel, who said it is a place he could definitely see himself going to college. Could the three-star prospect be close to a commitment? We find out the latest in this update.

Q: What were your thoughts on the visit to Iowa today?

GOEBEL: It was really nice. They have awesome facilities, a nice locker room, and an awesome stadium. I liked all of the coaches. It was a good visit.

Q: What were some of the things you got to see and do while you were there?

GOEBEL: We met with all of the academic advisors and got a tour of the academic center and the business building. Then we saw the weight room, the locker room, the stadium, and got to watch practice. We saw about everything.

Q: Did you get to sit down and talk with some of the coaches?

GOEBEL: Yeah. We were with Coach Johnson for most of the day and we talked to Coach Ferentz for almost an hour probably. Then we talked to the offensive line coach, the strength coach, and some of the other coaches too.

Q: Can you talk about meeting with Brian Ferentz, the new offensive line coach, and what you took away from that conversation?

GOEBEL: He definitely knows his stuff and he's definitely going to keep the Iowa offensive linemen tradition going strong by what he teaches. He went to Iowa and played offensive line, so he knows what he's talking about and teaching to his players.

Currently, Goebel holds scholarship offers from Iowa, Illinois, Miami, Cincinnati, Kansas, Ole Miss, Indiana, Duke, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, and Toledo. Other schools showing interest include Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Ohio State, among others.

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