Rivalry Call
Garrett Goebel
National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jul 25, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


Garrett Goebel hopes to make a decision before the start of his senior season. "I want to commit early," he said. "My family is definitely going to have a big influence on my decision, especially my uncle (Brian Goebel). He's been an incredible help with everything the last 12 months. He's been sending out tapes to schools, talking with coaches and really doing it all..."

Garrett Goebel, the 6-foot-4, 272-pound defensive tackle from Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill., is ranked as the No. 63 best player in the country by Scout.com.

Goebel, also ranked No. 8 in the Midwest by Scout.com, has over 27 scholarship offers and continues to favor two. He still says that Ohio State and Michigan lead solidly over West Virginia and Illinois. All of his favorites have offered.

"I really like the coaches, the players and the tradition at Ohio State," Goebel said. "I'm being recruited by (running back) coach Dick Tressel and he's a great guy. He doesn't bug me with a lot of texts or anything. I keep in contact with him and I'm really comfortable talking with him."

The four-star prospect attended the Buckeyes one-day camp, but did not participate.

"I love everything about Michigan," Goebel said. "The Big House, the academics, the coaches…it's all great. I like (offensive line) coach Andy Moeller a lot. We get along really well and he's a funny guy.

"I really like Ohio State and Michigan and it's tough to compare them because they are both such great programs."

The only school in Goebel's top four that he hasn't visited is West Virginia. "They are a quality program and have been doing really well recently," he said. "They have a lot of things going for them right now."

Only two hours from his house is in-state favorite, Illinois. "I really like what coach Ron Zook is doing with that program," Goebel said. "The whole coaching staff is great and they've got something special building there. I really think they are an up-and-coming program.

"Even though I like Michigan and Ohio State the most, I feel comfortable with all four of these schools and could probably see myself playing at any of them. I feel like I can't make a bad choice."

Goebel hopes to make a decision before the start of his senior season. "I want to commit early," he said. "My family is definitely going to have a big influence on my decision, especially my uncle (Brian Goebel). He's been an incredible help with everything the last 12 months. He's been sending out tapes to schools, talking with coaches and really doing it all."

He says that he wants a "total package" and a school that has, "great tradition, people and facilities."

He reports a 2.7 core GPA and a 22 ACT.



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