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Rice OT Justin Gooseberry draws interest from the Bolts

The former Rice tackle spent his first three seasons at the DII level

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 19 Rice at UTSA Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle has done a great job of breaking pre-draft meetings with prospects from the state of Texas and one of his most-recent reports has been a meeting between former Rice right tackle Justin Gooseberry and the Chargers.

Gooseberry has taken an uncommon path compared to the majority of NFL Draft prospects. he actually spent the first three seasons of his collegiate career at Ouachita Baptist University, a small Division II school in Arkansas. While at Ouachita, Gooseberry was a two-time First-Team All-Conference selection and a two-time First-Team All-American.

After a trio of impressive campaigns, Gooseberry took his talents to the state of Texas and immediately started 11 games for the Owls at right tackle. He earned Honorable Mention Conference USA honors for his efforts in 2019.

Gooseberry is rather small - actually, very small - by normal NFL offensive tackle standards. He stands at just 6’3 and weighs around 287 pounds. He allowed two sacks on 320 pass sets and was invited to the College Gridiron All-Star Showcase following his senior season.