Closing in on double figures in terms of offers, Booker T. Washington's Antonio Goodwin is quickly becoming a marked man on the recruiting trail with Auburn squarely in the picture.
"The visit really opened my eyes," Goodwin tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I really didn't think too much about Auburn before my visit. Since then it has opened my eyes a lot."
A 6-2, 180-pounder who says he has a personal-best 40-yard dash time of 4.35 seconds, Goodwin made his visit trip to Auburn last weekend along with teammate Qudral Forte and says he liked what he saw out of the Tigers.
"It was pretty good," Goodwin says. "I liked the coaches and everything. I like the campus and the traditions they have up there. The fans are all into football."
One of the biggest things for prospects visiting Auburn right now is the chance to meet the new coaches on the staff. For Goodwin that means wide receiver coach Trooper Taylor and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker, who recruits his school for the Tigers.
"I talked to the wide receiver coach," Goodwin says. "He was telling me I would be a playmaker if I came to Auburn and might have a starting spot because they are low on depth.
"They are pretty cool," Goodwin says. "Tracy Rocker is recruiting me. I like him. He's a pretty cool dude. I don't know much about him, but when I met him Saturday he was pretty cool."
Currently holding offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Arkansas and UAB in addition to Auburn, Goodwin says he's in no hurry to make a decision and is looking for the right fit both athletically and academically.
"I'm looking for a place that focuses on academics," Goodwin says. "Also would I be a playmaker? Would I be able to get the ball?"
A three-year starter in football who also sees time at free safety, cornerback, and returning kicks, Goodwin played basketball for BTW as a junior.