Goebel Talks More about U-M Visit

Lombard, Ill., defensive lineman Garrett Goebel gave GoBlueWolverine a short initial report Saturday morning on his Michigan visit the day before. So Sunday morning he gave GBW some more.

Garrett Goebel (6-4, 270) told GBW:

"When I came to Michigan on June 15th I came by myself (on the heals of an OSU Camp visit). This time I brought my parents with me."

"We toured all the facilities again, and met with the coaches. I spent time with Coach Stripling, who would be my position coach at Michigan, and Coach English, the Michigan defensive coordinator."

He also got to spend more time with some of the players this time.

"I hung around a lot with with Perry Dorrestein who is also from Illinois, and also defensive lineman John Ferrara."

After a sterling performance this past May at the Chicago Nike Camp in which he showed a very quick first step (he put up a very good 4.8 sec. shuttle, and an outstanding 8.1 sec. 3-cone shuttle which is comparable to a 4.6 sec. 40) and great strength (345-lb. bench press) in the one-on-ones, Goebel was named Scout.com's #3 defensive tackle and #63 prospect overall.

However, Michigan may seem him at another spot:

"The first time I visited Michigan I got to spend time with LaMarr Woodley. That was a highlight for me, meeting LaMarr -- and the Michigan coaches have talked to me about playing the same spot at Michigan as LaMarr ... that is quite an honor."

As far as his decision process, Goebel said:

"It's Michigan and Ohio State, 50-50."

"I'm going to take the next couple weeks to think things over. The week after this one my family is going on vacation for a week, back to Wisconsin. So we'll be able to talk a lot about things then."

"When I come back form Wisconsin I hope to have a decision or be close to it. I want to decide before my fall practice starts, so I fan focus on my season."

Besides his two favorites, Goebel has offers from every Big Ten school besides PSU, and also from Notre Dame, Tennessee, Miami plus many others.

As a junior, Goebel recorded 16 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He has a 2.7 core GPA and a 22 ACT.


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