Newnan (Ga.) standout Demiko Goodman is one of the South’s top wide receiver prospects and also an accomplished track-and-field performer.
He says he’s beginning to narrow down his list of schools with an eye on both sports.
“Wherever I go, I want to get the best combination of football and track,” he said. “I love both sports. I want to keep on running track as long as I can.”
Goodman (6-4, 185, 4.5) had 37 receptions for 527 yards and five touchdowns as a junior. He bypassed the football camp scene this summer due to a busy track schedule, which included a second-place finish in 400 meters of the world 17-and-under games in Canada.
“Some dude from Sudan beat me,” he said, “but I was still pretty happy to come in second in that kind of event.”
Clearly, Goodman possesses extreme athleticism. He’s run a 46.3 in the 400, a 21.5 in the 200 and a 10.7 in the 100. He also boasts a 37-inch vertical, which is another reason why he’s so sought-after as a wideout.
Georgia, Auburn, Maryland, South Carolina and Ohio State have offered scholarships. He’s also receiving interest from Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Clemson and a long list of others.
“Georgia, Florida State, Auburn, Maryland and Tennessee would be my top five right now,” he said. “And you could probably put LSU in there close, too. Those are the main six.”
Goodman said he’s been impressed by FSU’s Jody Allen and “the whole Georgia coaching staff” during the recruiting process. The Seminoles and Bulldogs are considered by many to be the teams to beat.
In addition to his athletic ability, Goodman is also a solid student. He maintains a 3.4 GPA and has scored over 900 on the SAT.