Wide receiver/cornerback D'Andre Goodwin (6-0, 170, 4.43) played his football at Sylmar, Calif., he has since moved to Lancaster in the high desert area of Los Angeles County. He will suit up for his senior season for Lancaster (Calif.) Antelope Valley.
As a junior, Goodwin was an all-league selection after racking up 19 receptions for 256 yards and five touchdowns. He was able to obtain these stats even though he missed five games with a high ankle sprain.
On the defensive side of the ball Goodwin accounted for 26 tackles and two interceptions.
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As a sophomore, Goodwin earned all-city and all-league honors when he played a whole season.
Many times when a player transfers from one school to another the athlete gets lost in the move. That doesn't seem to be the case since Goodwin's former school Sylmar under the guidance of Coach London Woodfin has been very good about the transfer and the Antelope Valley (AV) regime under Coach Jon Fleming has done the job getting the word out.
"I thought the transfer would hurt me," Goodwin said. "But thankfully they have good coaches at AV, too."
"The first day I was at AV they put me in the weight room," Goodwin said. "I benched 185 pounds and now I have progressed to 265."
Goodwin also squats 355-pounds and cleans 210. He has also recorded an impressive 35-inch vertical.
"I also have a wide receiver coach at AV who is helping with my routes and speed," Goodwin said. "I think we're going to be very good this season.
Arizona, Washington, Colorado, Boise State, Michigan State, Idaho, and Idaho State are schools that called Goodwin this past spring. That he received that many calls is an indication of his talent and the cooperation between the two high schools.
Arizona, the word is may be close to an offer.
Though Goodwin is an outstanding two-way player he is getting more looks as a wide receiver from D-I schools.
Even when Goodwin plays at full strength and plays a whole season Sylmar doesn't throw the ball that much since he played on the same team as four-star athlete C.J. Gable who received the majority of touches on offense.
Still Goodwin showed that he has the right stuff.
"D'Andre is a very explosive player with a lot of speed," Goodwin's former coach at Sylmar London Woodfin said. "He's very smooth and a heck of an athlete."