Collins High School senior long snapper Kyle Goss committed Monday night to play next season as a preferred walk-on at the University of Louisville.
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Goss, who has attended every U of L home game this season, said he immediately decided to accept an invitation to join next year’s team after he received from Louisville offensive line coach Chris Klenakis.
Both of Goss’ parents attended U of L, and “playing for Louisville is a dream come true for me,” he said. “I’ve been a fan my entire life. It’s always been a dream, and it’s finally a reality. I’m blessed.”
Goss, who also plays offensive guard and defensive end for his high school, is hopeful he will earn a scholarship at some point along the way during college.
Goss said he was also recruited by the University of Kentucky, Morehead State, Union College and Mount St. Mary’s College.
Goss said he’s consistently been timed snapping the ball to a punter — starting when his hands begin to move and ending when the ball reaches the punter’s hands — in 0.7 seconds, with a best time of 0.65 seconds recorded at U of L’s camp.
He can’t remember a botched snap he’s had at any point since he’s been an upperclassman.
Starting U of L long snapper Colin Holba, who replaced departed longtime starter Grant Donovan this season, is a junior. He was placed on scholarship this semester.
Goss’ walk-on commitment adds a little more local flavor to a 2016 U of L recruiting class that includes scholarship pledges from Male receiver Keion Wakefield, Trinity receiver/cornerback Rodjay Burns, Manual defensive lineman Derek Dorsey and DeSales punter Austin Johnson.
Proud to officially commit to the University of Louisville! God is good!
The Goz (@KyleAGoss) October 06, 2015