Outstanding Roanoke High School (Robersonville, NC) athlete Trimaine Goddard has set four official visits, and is considering whether or not he will make a fifth one. The lucky schools involved are Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida State.
“I’m going to Virginia this weekend [for an official visit],” Goddard said. “UNC is January 9th, Tennessee is January 16th, and Florida State is January 23rd. I haven’t set the last one yet. I’m not sure if I will or not.”
Goddard says he is “excited about this weekend’s visit” to Virginia. The Cavaliers and the North Carolina Tar Heels have been his two favorite schools since the summer, and it does not appear anything has changed recently.
“Right now I like Virginia, UNC, FSU, Georgia, Tennessee, NC State, and Maryland,” Goddard said. “Virginia and [North] Carolina are my favorites. For Carolina, I really like the coaches. It’s a good place. The players seem really cool…everyone just seems really cool.
“At Virginia, I like the environment. It’s the same as Carolina pretty much, just a different school. I like the coaches and they have a good program. I like Corwin Brown. He is my recruiting coach.”
North Carolina recently released several assistant coaches, including defensive backs coach Jim Fleming. Fleming was one of the coaches Goddard spoke to on a regular basis. He is not sure at the moment how the change will effect his decision.
“They haven’t talked about it with me,” Goddard said of the UNC coaching move. “I don’t know what to say really. I just have to wait and see what happens from here.”
Goddard has been unable to make a decision between the two programs, which is why he wants to make his official visits. Florida State, who was one of his childhood favorites, and Tennessee are also in the hunt, especially if he makes all of his official visits.
In the end, Goddard is hoping for just a feeling from one of these schools to help him decide where he signs.
“My instinct,” Goddard said when asked what will be the deciding factor in his decision. “I’m waiting for a feeling to hit me. I know everything about each school, I’m just waiting for my instinct to tell me what place is for me. It hasn’t happened yet.”
A tremendous player, the 5-11, 175 pound Goddard excelled at quarterback and safety this season for...
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