One of the South’s top wide receiver prospects has added to his list of official scholarship offers in recent weeks.
“There’s been a few lately,” said Newnan (Ga.) standout Demiko Goodman. “Florida State made it official. Kentucky and Wake Forest offered me. Also East Carolina and Virginia. I think Virginia was the last one.”
Goodman (6-4, 185, 4.5) is the No. 2 wideout in the Peach State and the No. 21 receiver nationally. In addition to the new offers, he has others from Georgia, Auburn, Maryland, Ohio State and South Carolina.”
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Any favorite at this point?
“Not just one,” he said. “Georgia, Florida State, Maryland and Auburn are my main schools. If I had to name a fifth, I’m not sure who that would be right now.”
He’s made three unofficial visits this fall and plans a fourth this week.
“I’ve been to two Georgia games – Middle Tennessee and Alabama this past weekend – and I went to Auburn’s game against USC,” Goodman said. “This week, I’m going to Florida State’s game against Miami. I’m really looking forward to that one.”
Regarding his recent UGA trip, Goodman said: “It was really fun. It’s a great place to watch a football game. I love their fans. I got to speak with coach Richt and his staff. He had some good things to say about the opportunity I would have if I came there. They really want me to come there and play next year.”
If anyone has the best shot to edge the Dawgs for Goodman’s services, it sounds like it may be the Seminoles.
“I’ve always liked their teams and the kind of offense they run,” he said. “I like the way they use their receivers.”
He’s yet to schedule his official visits, but says Georgia, Florida State and Maryland are almost certain to be three of them.
As a junior, Goodman caught 37 passes for 527 yards and five touchdowns, but it was his raw physical tools that spoke much louder than his statistics. This season, he’s on pace to eclipse those figures with 22 catches for 350 yards and five touchdowns in leading Newnan to a 6-0 record.
Academically, he maintains a 91 average and has scored an 880 on the SAT.