Goos Leaning to Ames?

An imposing offensive lineman from the state of Iowa left spring practices in Ames and Iowa City with two different opinions, and that could play a big part when he makes a commitment as early as next month.

Jordan Goos, a 6-foot-8, 285-pounder from Treynor, made trips to both Iowa State and Iowa, and says the Cyclones are his clear-cut favorite heading into the summer.

"Iowa State's been the best so far," said Goos. "When I went up there the coaches were great. I had a good time. I came down for a Saturday scrimmage. It was a good practice and intense, good football. When I went up to Iowa, it was kind of so-so. Their head coach didn't even come over and talk to me. Me and my dad thought that was pretty corny."

Goos has a scholarship offer from ISU, and has entertained interest from Iowa and Wyoming. He'll take trips to Cyclone and Hawkeye summer camps this year.

"Iowa State offered me a full ride about three weeks ago," Goos said. "They had me call up there a couple times and I talked to Coach (Dan) McCarney, Coach (Marty) Fine and Coach (Chris) Ash. I went up there to watch the spring game. I also talk to Iowa some and now Wyoming has been showing some interest. A guy came to our school today and talked to our coaches."

Goos describes himself as a big offensive linemen with great feet, and looks forward to sharpening his skills at camp next month.

"For a big guy I'm pretty flexible, have good footwork from wrestling and am pretty strong," he said. "I'm pretty excited for camp. It'll give me another chance to play football before the season starts."

A commitment could come soon after camp.

"It will probably be about the middle of summer or the end of June," Goos said. "I'm looking to decide pretty soon."

Treynor surged to an 11-1 record last fall with Goos' help up front. Its only loss came to heated rival Manning in the Class A semifinals. Goos also participates in wrestling, finishing third at state as a heavyweight last winter.

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