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Trent Goens become the sixth recruit of the 2015 class when he announced he was coming to Evanston in April. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound California native chose Northwestern over Washington, among other teams because "it was the perfect fit to be honest. The connections and the degree itself are prestigious. There are only a handful of degrees in the country that are equivalent to it," he told 247 Sports. Goens racked up 67 tackles and 12 sacks playing from the weak side his senior season.
As his highlight reel shows, Goens has an explosive first step and an effective swim move. He has to bulk up a bit, but his athleticism and quickness will translate well at the college level. He adds much-needed defensive end depth to a Northwestern team that has struggled to get to the quarterback in recent years, especially now that strong-side DE Zach Allen has de-committed for Boston College, leaving Goens and Joe Gaziano as the only DE recruits left in the 2015 class.