Roanoke (NC) athlete Trimaine Goddard has received an official scholarship offer from four schools, according to head coach Donnie Kiefer. One of the four offers has come from the University of Virginia.
“Trimaine has been offered by Virginia, Florida State, Wake Forest, and Duke,” said Kiefer. “Those are the schools that have said in writing that a scholarship is waiting for him. UNC will be in tomorrow and they may offer, and Tennessee has said that they will offer.”
Goddard is an accomplished tailback for Roanoke, however he could play a number of positions in college. He is an elusive runner, as he rushed for 1,857 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior. On defense, he can play cornerback and has the body movement and agility to excel at that position.
Florida State and Virginia Tech were two of Trimaine’s favorites before he began being recruited. Virginia, however, has peaked Goddard’s interest, and he was able to visit Charlottesville unofficially in April.
“We went to Virginia for the day before the Spring Game,” said Kiefer. “Trimaine really liked it up there. We talked to the players and coaches and got to see the facilities. Coach Groh was very prepared, he had already seen his video and made references to it throughout the conversation. He was impressive.
“He has always liked Florida State, so he was excited when they offered. Trimaine’s open for right now though. He likes UVa and FSU a lot, but he is open and wants to see who else offers him.”
Goddard will attend this weekend’s Nike Camp in Blacksburg, VA. He will get a chance to impress the Hokies and hopes to earn an offer from one of his pre-recruitment favorites.
“He liked Virginia Tech a lot growing up,” said Kiefer. “They haven’t been recruiting him yet, but he wants to receive more interest from them.”
According to Kiefer, Goddard plans to attend several one day camps this summer, however is not sure which ones he will visit. The Cavaliers have gotten an early start on this North Carolina star, who should see more and more offers role in before summer.
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