COMMIT: Texas OL goes crimson

TURNS OUT THAT Washington State found not one offensive lineman, but two at Navarro College in Texas, the NJCAA national champions this season. Rico Forbes, one of the six members of Paul Wulff's newest class of recruits who already is enrolled, will be welcoming one of his old JC line mates into the crimson fold. The new man is a native Texan and former Texas Tech Red Raider.

Matt Goetz, who checks in at 6-4 and 280, looks to be the latest member of WSU's 2011 recruiting class, a junior college coach tells CF.C.

Coming out of high school in Cibolo, Texas, he was a three-star prospect rated the No. 55 guard in the nation. He was a first-team all-district and all-area selection as a senior.

At Texas Tech he was envisioned as a center, but he left the program part-way through his first season, 2009. When then-Texas Tech coach Mike Leach was asked by the Lubbbock Avalanche-Jounrnal at the time whether Goetz left by his choice or by Leach's, Leach said, "I don't know about his, but definitely by mine.'' Leach didn't elaborate.

Goetz is said to possess quick feet, a bit of nasty and an affinity for run blocking.

He comes to WSU Navarro College, where he and Forbes helped capture the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship this past season.

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