2007 - FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirt season ... scout team member.
VIDOR HIGH SCHOOL
Vidor High School in Vidor, Texas ... a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, ranked by the Web site as the No. 50 offensive guard prospect in the nation ... the No. 15 guard prospect in the country according to ESPN.com ... listed as the No. 12 offensive lineman and No. 78 overall player on Rivals' Texas Top 100 for 2007 ... also received a three-star rating from Scout.com and ranked as the No. 35 offensive tackle nationally ... rated the No. 57 overall player in the state on SuperPrep's `Texas 102' ... the No. 90 overall recruit in the state according to the San Antonio Express-News ... named to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's Top 100 for 2007 ... represented the West team in the East Meets West All-American game in Orlando, Fla. ... boasts a reported bench press of 400 pounds and a squat of close to 500 pounds ... attended Texas Tech summer camp prior to his junior year ... chose Tech over Arizona, Baylor and Texas ... High School Coach: Jeff Matthews.
Jerrod Gooch ... born January 13, 1989, in Beaumont, Texas ... son of Jessie and James Gooch ... has an older brother, Jason, who played football at Louisiana Tech.