Defensive end Jason Goode took an official visit to Maryland over the weekend, and the Terps have been one of his leaders all along. Is he leaning in any direction?
"The trip to Maryland this weekend was a very good experience," said Goode. "I saw the whole campus and basically got a good feel for the school itself. They placed a big emphasis on academics, and they were straight up about everything.
"The coaches let me know what would be expected of me, and I would have to get everything done on and off the field. You don't get a free pass just because you play football, and that's what I wanted to hear."
Goode, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive end from Woodlawn, Maryland runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.
"I've narrowed things down to Maryland, Boston College and Colorado, and those three are even with each other right now. They're each unique, so it will be tough to compare them to one another.
"Boston College is a smaller, private school and it's close to the city. It will help them moving to the ACC. Colorado isn't as close to an urban area, but it's not in the middle of nowhere. They've got a good football program too. Maryland is close to home of course, and they have good academic support for athletes. Their coaches have really emphasized academics."
When does Goode plan on making a decision?
"Right now I'm just trying to sort everything out, now that I've taken all my visits and narrowed it down to three. For the next two weeks I'll be talking to coaches and weighing my options, and then I'll make a decision. It's looking like I won't announce my choice until Signing Day though."