Florida OL verbals to ASU

Devin Goodman traveled cross country last weekend to officially visit Arizona State and as it turns out it was a trip worthwhile. The Lakeland, Fla. center received a scholarship offer right before he boarded his flight back home and 48 hours later he decided to pledge to the Sun Devils.

"It was a good visit and they treated me like family," said the 6-2 272 Devin Goodman Sunday night after the visit. "I got to tour the campus and they really treated me very well. I really liked the game (against Oregon) and that was my favorite part of the trip.

"I thought Arizona State did a really good job especially playing against one of the best teams in the country and they had a real good chance to win. The offense made mistakes but I was still impressed how they hung with them. The offensive line is very physical and that how I like to play too."

Goodman's only other scholarship offer was from Marshall and Georgia reportedly was close to extending an offer themselves. Lakeland High School head coach William Castle believes that his lineman's measurables prevented him from getting more recruiting attention.

"Arizona State has been recruiting this area the last few years so that's how they found out about Devin," Castle said. "He's as good a kid as they come along. He's not only a good football player but also a good person. He's somebody that you can count on, he's an effort guy and I can't say enough about what he has meant for our team.

"He has good quickness for his size, he's a good one on one blocker and does a good job whether he's pulling or face blocking. He's very smart about picking up (alignments) during the game and I have no doubt that he will make an excellent center."

Castle added that Goodman's brother, Evan Goodman, who is a 2012 offensive tackle prospect has also been offered by ASU.

ASU's newest addition to the 2011 class said that the Sun Devil staff likes his tenacity and his ability to finish plays, and believe that he has a chance to play early. Goodman stated that he bench presses 320 lbs., and he squats 375 lbs.


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