Plymouth (Mich.) linebacker Tyler Goble committed to Bowling Green in June, but that has not stopped college programs from pursuing the 6-1, 220-pound prospect, especially after his standout senior year performance.
Goble and his Plymouth team dropped a first round playoff game this past weekend after the opposing team hit a field goal in the game's final seconds. They ended their season with an 8-2 record and Goble was all over the stat sheet for the Wildcats. His final stat line included 138 total tackles, 29 tackles for loss, six sacks, four forced fumbles and two interceptions. He also returned a fumble and an interception for touchdowns.
"I thought the year went real well," Goble said. "We made history winning the conference because Plymouth has never won the conference. I feel that this team was a pretty special team, I just wish we could have finished a little better. We just couldn't quite pull it out in the end."
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Goble's senior season followed a breakout off-season, which featured a second team all-combine performance at the U.S. Army Junior Combine in January and a top performers nod at the Midwest Elite Camp in the spring.
Several schools were interested in Goble before the start of his senior season. When he committed to Bowling Green in June he also had offers from Eastern Michigan and several Ivy League programs. Bowling Green held appeal because his brother, Ronnie Goble, is a sophomore defensive end for the Falcons and the younger Goble has been following their 2011 season closely.
"I've been down to just about every home game I can make," Goble said. "I think if they can win out and a couple more things happen, they could win the MAC this year and go to a pretty good bowl. Ronnie is healthy this year too, so that's been exciting watching him play."
Despite his commitment, though, Goble continues to attract interest from BCS schools. Among the teams that are closely pursuing him this fall are Michigan State, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Stanford. While maintaining his commitment to the Falcons, Goble is listening to what these other schools have to say.
"I love Bowling Green and if I went to Bowling Green that would be a huge blessing and a great opportunity to play some really good football," Goble said. "But, I'm just trying to make sure I make the right decision. I think keeping my options open a little bit is probably the best thing to do at this point."
With the amount of interest that has come Goble's way since the start of his senior season, the three-star linebacker will likely have several options in front of him before National Signing Day.