Offer from Pac 10 school rolls in for Goggins

This past weekend, Cerritos DT Deon Goggins (6-2, 285) tripped out to Syracuse to check out the school and the meet with the only Orange coaching staff. On Monday, the talented defensive tackle met with Washington State head coach Paul Wulff and defensive line coach Malik Roberson and got his third BCS offer and this weekend he'll be in Pullman to see what the Cougars have to offer...

"(Wulff and Roberson) just left here about an hour ago," Goggins told JCFootball.com. "I got to sit down and meet with them and talk about things and they offered me while they were here.

"They want me as a defensive tackle and said that they didn't have a very good year last year, but that almost everyone is back and they have a lot of experience and that they thought I could easily come in there and be a big contributor for them.

"I'm going to head up there to see the school and check things out this weekend."

Last year as a sophomore at Cerritos, Goggins posted 37 tackles, 9.5 tackles-for-loss and he led the team with 10 sacks on his way to All-Conference honors.

Goggins had already tripped out to visit Baylor back in December and said his visit to Syracuse was definitely an eye-opener.

"When I was flying out there, I met this guy on the plane and he was like 'what are you coming out for?' and I told him I was on a recruiting trip," Goggins said. "I guess the guy is a fan because he was like 'you are either this guy or are you Deon Goggins?'.

"He was really into it and said he'd seen my highlight tape and thought I was a real good player.

"In one respect it was kinda scary that these people know who you are and you're all the way across the country, but it also shows you how important that school is to them and their fans."

Goggins said he enjoyed meeting with the coaches and the academic people, but one thing that stuck out about the school was their history.

"They have great players like Ernie Davis and Jim Brown that played there and that's impressive," Goggins said. "It was all just really cool and it was the first school that I had visited where the stadium is right there on campus so that was pretty cool."

Goggins would like to make a decision before Signing Day (February 3rd), but said if he has to schedule a visit or two after that date then he will hold off on making a decision.

We'll have more from Goggins in the near future as he gets closer to making a decision. Wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two once he finishes up his AA degree in May.

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