Dec. 30, 2011; Tempe, AZ, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts during the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners during the 2011 Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

Colin Goebel commits to Iowa

One of the top 20 guards in the nation, Colin Goebel has committed to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The coaching staff appealed to Iowa, and it should be noted that Kirk Ferentz is easily the longest tenured coach in the tumultuous Big Ten, and the Hawkeyes recently added a former New England Patriots coach to their staff. They have one of the strongest all-around coaching staffs in the Big Ten, according to some experts.

“I just narrowed down my choices and Iowa seemed like the right fit,” Colin Goebel said. “A lot of the other schools that were interested, like Michigan and Notre Dame, already had guys (in the ’13 class) already on the O-line. I narrowed it down and Iowa was the only one left and I just thought it was the right time. I was visiting this weekend anyways and the time was right.”

The three-star guard is the fourth commitment for Iowa in the 2013 class, and he will be reaching out to the other guys- David Kenney, Derrick Willies, and Delano Hill- shortly. Goebel will also resume working out at a higher pace now that his recruitment is over.

His commitment to Iowa was no surprise, as they were the front-runners for most of his recruitment. The high-line three-star recruit had 13 offers from Iowa, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Miami, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Northern Illinois, Toledo, and West Virginia.

Colin Goebel committed to Iowa yesterday on his visit there, and he also had interest from top programs Notre Dame, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Purdue, and Stanford.

He is an extremely talented run blocker and has a good 6’4″, 275 pound presence. The All-Area selection was also being heavily recruited by West Virginia among others, but he chose the team with the coaching staff that fit him. Colin Goebel was always a perfect fit with Iowa, and I can’t wait to see him show his superior run blocking skills while on the Hawkeyes.


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