Trimaine Goddard proved last Saturday why he is one of the most versatile prospects in the state of North Carolina, and perhaps on the entire East coast. He caught one touchdown and ran for another in the 21-12 North Carolina defeat of rival South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl.
Goddard, who is 5-11, 182 pounds, is projected as an athlete on the next level with cornerback as a likely destination. He finished his senior season with over 100 tackles and three interceptions as a corner on defense, and rushed for 1,691 yards, had 925 yards passing, and scored 25 touchdowns as a quarterback on offense.
“It was pretty good,” Goddard said of the Shrine Bowl experience. “I played slot receiver, wing back, and I ran the ball some to. I think I played pretty good out there with the rest of those guys.”
Following the Christmas break, Goddard will prepare for his three official visits during the month of January. The three schools he will visit include UNC on January 9th-11th, Tennessee on January 16th-18th, and Florida State on January 23rd-25th.
Trimaine made an official visit to Virginia on the weekend of November 29th, and came away impressed with the entire program.
“I really like the whole coaching staff at Virginia,” Goddard said. He is being recruited by Corwin Brown. “The players are all really cool. The academics are great, the athletics and the facilities are good, and I really felt comfortable up there.”
Virginia is in strong position right now for Goddard, and continue to lead along with UNC. Florida State is on him heavily as well, and the ‘Noles could be a factor come Signing Day. Goddard indicated there is no chance he makes a decision without making the rest of his official visits.
“I’d say everything’s about the same,” Goddard said. “UVA and UNC are still my top two. I’m definitely going to take all four visits though. I want to take my visits, evaluate them, and then make my final decision. I really like all of the schools.”
Trimaine is looking forward to a well-deserved rest this Christmas break, but also is looking forward to taking his visits. The Cavaliers are in great shape, however everyone will have to wait and see how he responds on the rest of his visits (to UNC and FSU in particular) to see if Virginia can close the deal.
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