Naper North's Goebel commits to Iowa

April, 22, 2012
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Naperville North junior offensive lineman Colin Goebel has committed to Iowa, according to his high school coach.

Goebel, who is 6-4 and 275 pounds, committed to the Hawkeyes while making a visit to the school on Saturday, according to Naperville North coach Sean Drendel.

“His recruiting process went pretty quick,” Drendel said on Sunday. “He visited a few different schools. He really went out to Iowa and fell in love with [head coach] Kirk Ferentz and [offensive line coach] Brian Ferentz. They were the first big school to offer him.

“He’s a great point-of-attack blocker, who has good feet, very physical, pretty physically mature. I know they’re going to make him an outstanding player.”


Goebel has been only playing on the offensive line for two seasons. He was recruited as a guard for Iowa, but has been playing tackle for Naperville North. Drendel said he may move to offensive guard for his senior high school season.

“He hasn’t been an offensive lineman for very long,” Drendel said. “There’s a lot of work to be done. His footwork can always get better and understanding the game a little bit more.”

Goebel is Iowa’s fourth Class of 2013 commitment.
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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