Goebel Sees Iowa

Colin Goebel got an up close look at the Iowa football program on Wednesday. The 2013 OL from Naperville, IL came away impressed. Find out what he had to say about the visit and where the Hawkeyes stand with him in this update.

Colin Goebel worked closely with Core 6 offensive line coach Mike Jones. They talked about technique and building the body the right way.

Goebel wasn't aware the his tutor played football at a college in which he was interested.

"He never really brought Iowa up until I asked him," Goebel said. "I don't think he wanted to pressure me."

Jones started on the Hawkeyes' last Big Ten Championship Team in 2004. He played as a true freshman a year earlier.

"He said it's an awesome game day experience," Goebel said. "He said that all of the coaches are top of the line and know their stuff."

Goebel saw things for himself on Wednesday when he unofficially visited Iowa. The '13 OL from Naperville (IL) North High came away impressed.

"I liked it a lot," Goebel said. "It was a lot nicer than I thought. The campus was awesome. All the coaches were great. Nothing was what I thought it was going to be. Everything was a lot better."

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Goebel also has visited Northwestern, Illinois, Wisconsin and Purdue (for a game).

"Iowa definitely stands out after that visit, but I'm still looking at the other schools," he said.

Goebel is tentatively scheduled to visit Purdue on April 6th. He also said he'd like to see Illinois again and take a trip to Michigan State.

"I'm thinking about making a decision in May," said Goebel, who Scout.com ranks as the 14th best guard nationally in the '13 class.

"I'm really just trying to find out how the players like the coaches; how the players like the whole program," Goebel said. "I like hearing inside stories and what coaches are the players' coaches. The important things for me is playing for a good coach and the academics."

Goebel said he spent about a half an hour with Iowa Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Doyle on his visit.

"He talked to me how they develop athletes and how I would develop," Goebel said. "He said he had been watching me since my freshman year in high school. He said he liked how I've developed. He talked about the nutrition system."

Next up for Goebel was a meeting with new Hawkeye offensive line coach Brian Ferentz.

"He liked my film a lot," Goebel said. "He said he's against offering big, sloppy offensive linemen that are 6-6, 300. They like athletic guys. They don't want any sloppy guys. He liked my film because I'm athletic and not sloppy."

Goebel also spent an hour meeting with Brian's father, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz.

"He told me different stories about Mike Jones when he was at Iowa," Goebel said. "He talked about the stadium, the new weight room and how they were building a new indoor facility."

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