It's nice, because
Goethel grew up watching
"Our defense is called the "blackshirts"," Goethel said.
"It's been going for like ten years here and I've had mine since my sophomore
The jersey and much
"There's a lot of stuff on both sides that we do that is really close to what they did back when they were beating everyone," he said. "I guess the way it worked for them, the coaches figured it might work here to."
It didn't work too bad last year, Goethel's team going
10-2-1 on the year, Travis himself boasting a pretty impressive year, tallying
90 tackles, including five sacks, along with two forced fumbles and two
The team success
along with the individual success is just part of the reason that Goethel has
seen his recruiting increase, seemingly by the week. With this latest offer from
Almost in complete opposition to the to-the-edge-style of
play Goethel has on the field, though, he's looking at recruiting in a far
different light. "It's going, it's good, but I'm not really thinking a lot about
it right now," he said. "I guess I am just taking things as they come."
One of the reasons Travis is basically taking it easy in
regards to the recruiting, he's not been able to have the kind of contact with
coaches that he would like. To get answers to the questions he has, to get to
know each program a little more and basically to get to know the coaches better
than you can through text messaging or some hand-written letters.
"Outside of what I
have seen on TV and stuff like that, I haven't really gotten to know a lot about
any of the programs," he said. "Our team went to a passing league at
"So, I'm just waiting to find out a little more and get to
see which coaches I get along with the best."
Within the relationships yet to develop, Travis
does admit that he does show some favoritism towards a few select teams. Not
because they are the best for him, but like the Huskers, these are teams he's at
least grown up with some affection for after years of watching them play.
"Well, you look at
Neither Notre Dame or ASU has offered Goethel yet and Travis
said that even if they did, it wouldn't immediately move them up to the top of
the list. They are just teams he's watched, hence he's got a little more
familiarity with where they have been and are going.
As for where he's going, it's nowhere for right now, but
that's just fine with him. Travis said that he's more than content with taking
the recruiting process as it comes to him, checking schools out as he goes. "I'm
not really all that caught up with it right now," he said. "Right now, I am just
sort of looking at the kind of opportunities there are to play at a school, but
I won't know a lot about any of that until I talk to the coaches."
"So, I'm just taking it easy until then."
Of those, Nerbaska
still sits with a shot, even if it's a remote one with Bani Gbadyu, possibly
Others on the list
for the future could be Toryan Smith out of
Of these candidates, Paulo seems to be the best shot for