Plymouth (Mich.) linebacker Tyler Goble was a second team performer at the U.S. Army Junior Combine in January, but the 6-1, 220-pound prospect still waits on his first offer. In the meantime, Goble is being proactive and making visits to schools showing interest.
Goble made the short drive over to Ann Arbor to take in Michigan's spring game on Saturday, and then took a much longer drive to see two schools in the state of Tennessee on Sunday.
"It was a pretty busy weekend," Goble said. "I went down to Vanderbilt on Sunday and met with the coaches out there. I also went out to Middle Tennessee State. I visited both of them on Sunday.
"I liked Vanderbilt's campus. It is down south and pretty much all the campuses down there are really nice. I think the coaches definitely like me. They are not offering me yet, but I am in that group under consideration for them. Coach [Bob] Shoop, the defensive coordinator, is coming up to watch me play baseball this spring.
"Middle Tennessee, it was kind of last minute to go down and see them, but since they are so close to Vanderbilt I just called them. An offensive grad assistant gave me a tour of all their stuff, but I didn't get a chance to meet any of the coaches there. I think they are also planning to come up for the Spring Evaluation Period."
Besides Vanderbilt and Middle Tennessee State, Goble has received word that Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Bowling Green, Toledo, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Buffalo, Ball State, Harvard, Penn and Columbia all plan to be in this spring to check him out.
Prior to this past weekend, Goble had made spring practice visits to Michigan State, Bowling Green and Toledo. He is juggling the recruiting process with his high school baseball season. He plays first base for Plymouth high and is batting .650 with three stolen bases through five games this spring.