MELISSA, Texas (BVM) –Sometimes, football just runs in the genes. That is the case for Melissa High School offensive tackle Trevor Goosby.
His father Michael made it to the league and his great uncle is the legendary Dick “Night Train” Lane. It was only natural for Trevor to fall in line.
“It was something I was taught to love at a young age,” Trevor said.
Goosby grew up playing a little bit of everything. Some defensive end, receiver, and tight end, but when he got to high school, he made the transition to the offensive line.
Once the position change was completed, he fell in love with the trenches.
“I’m proud to say I’m an offensive lineman,” Goosby said. “When the opportunity came up to play O-line, I was like, ‘I’m gonna be the best at what I do.’”
Not always a top recruit, Goosby’s mindset and dedication to the game eventually made him one.
He was not ranked until his junior year, but once people took notice of his talent, it was clear that he was good enough to play at the highest level of college football.
Nowadays, Goosby is a top-200 player in the country and the No. 14 offensive tackle according to On3.
With various options at his disposal, Goosby committed to the Longhorns in June. For a Texas kid that spent his childhood rooting for the team in burnt orange, it was a bit surreal.
“I’ve been a Texas fan my whole life,” Goosby said. “My sophomore year, I didn’t even know if I was gonna get an offer. To get an offer from the University of Texas is a dream come true.”
Goosby had only received his first collegiate offer nine months earlier to go to UTSA, the first time he realized that he might have a future in football.
“I was like, ‘Maybe I could really do it,” Goosby said. “Then college coaches started following me on Twitter and I was like, ‘Maybe I could make this a big thing for me.”
But this was not by accident.
Within the span of one year, Goosby had put on 60 pounds by the end of his junior season to pair with his 6-foot-7 frame. It was about staying consistent in every facet, whether that was his meal plan, his gym schedule, or every single rep on the practice field.
“It takes a lot of sacrifice to get where I want to go,” Goosby said.
But not all of those sacrifices will be toward his career in football. While Goosby has aspirations of getting to the NFL, he also looks to check off his goal of earning a business degree during his time in Austin.