The Melissa Cardinals entered Friday’s game as underdogs against an opponent they had previously never defeated. By halftime, Melissa had separated themselves from a top-ranked Argyle by a 21-point margin. And that’s all they would need as the Cardinals won by a final score of 21-0. In doing so, Melissa snapped Argyle’s 60-game winning streak in the regular season. The state’s longest at the time. Along with that streak being snapped, Melissa also handed the Eagles their first district loss since 2009. A 61-game win streak.
In the process of getting this winning result, Melissa 2023 OT Trevor Goosby (6’6, 250) really shined on the Cardinals offensive line. As a transfer from Dallas Woodrow Wilson this past offseason, Goosby has been plugged into the left tackle role in a fairly swift process. In his short time with his new program, he’s become a pivotal leader and talent in fueling Melissa’s offensive success.
At first glance, Goosby showcases a tall, lean build with room to pack on more mass. With that being said he also possesses great flexibility and quiet, quick feet. A skillset that is cherished in young offensive line prospects. This type of skill set shined in pass protection situations against a talented Argyle defensive front.
“My strengths are definitely my footwork and how athletic I am, but I think one thing I need to continue to work on is getting stronger. I need to take care of that,” Goosby said.
Despite not currently holding a lot of weight, the Melissa offensive tackle does show natural strength. As he continues to build on that natural base going forward, he’ll be able to improve in the run game as well. Finding ways to engage and drive opposing defenders completely out of the equation of the play.
Football is not the only sport that the tall offensive tackle participates in for his school. Goosby is expected to be a member of the varsity basketball team this year at Melissa. His footwork on the gridiron can be linked to his background on the hardwood—a good example of skills crossing over multiple sports.
Regarding his recruitment, Goosby is just now starting to see that process begin to bubble. He reports no offers at this point in time, but plenty of schools are starting to show interest. Lately, Baylor, Colorado, FIU, Florida State, North Texas, SMU, Texas A&M, TCU and others have kept tabs on his progress.
A source close to his recruitment told me that Baylor’s Assistant AD for Football Scouting James Blanchard had reached out in the last week or so. Along with SMU safeties coach Trey Haverty. One other name of note is Florida State offensive line coach Alex Atkins who first reached out last spring and has now circled back around recently after seeing Goosby’s continued progress.
Goosby did highlight his family’s relationship with the University of Texas and his appreciation for where the program is going right now.
“My mom and her whole side of the family went to Texas. I really like Sark and his game plan. I haven’t heard anything from them yet, but I just need to keep working hard,” Goosby said.
For what it’s worth Texas TE/ST coach Jeff Banks is one of Goosby’s 143 followers on Twitter. So, the Longhorn staff is aware of him to some extent.
One last thing of note is the Goosby family background in athletics. His father, Mike, played both basketball and football at North Texas as well as Mary Hardin-Baylor and had a 'cup of coffee' in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.
His uncle, Bert Milliner, was a receiver at Oklahoma State in the early 90s and his great, great uncle is famed PVIL and NFL Hall of Famer, Dick “Night Train” Lane.
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