North Carolina has traditionally recruited well in the state of Virginia, but now that the Cavs are improving on the field coach Al Groh is trying his hand in the Tar Heel state. The Cavs and Heels are in a recruiting battle for one of North Carolina's best.
Defensive back Trimane Goddard is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound burner from Roanoke, N.C. He has offers from prestigious programs such as Tennessee, NC State, Virginia Tech, Georgia and Florida State, in addition to North Carolina and Virginia.
"UNC and UVA are still at the top of my list," said Goddard. "Those two schools contact me the most and have shown the most interest in me all along. They're both close to home, so right now they look like good options. Plus, both are considered two of the best public schools in the country."
Who else besides the Heels and Cavs are in the mix?
"Tennessee, Florida State, Georgia and a couple of others are still up there," he said. "Those schools may not be as close to home, but they've offered and they have great football programs. All three will be in the national championship hunt during the time period I'm in college. That's something important to consider."
Goddard will more than likely take at least a couple of official visits, but he hasn't scheduled them yet.
"I'm not sure where I'd take the visits yet, but I would like to. It will probably be sometime in November or December, or around then. I don't think I'll be taking official visits any time soon, in this month or October."