Goodwin Says He's "Back Straight" With Auburn

Highly regarded wide receiver Antonio Goodwin talks about his status with Auburn and his plans to visit the Tigers.

Atlanta, Ga.--Washington High School wide receiver Antonio Goodwin says he will visit Auburn this weekend and may take an additional recruiting visit next month, but says he is solidly committed to Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Goodwin, who is rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com, says, "Yes sir, I am committed to Auburn. I just like the offensive system and the coaches. Things kind of fell off a little bit for a while, but they are back straight now."

He originally committed to the Tigers, but in November began talking to coaches at Georgia and other colleges. He visited Georgia when the Bulldogs played host to Kentucky in November and said he was looking at UGA and some other colleges.

However, on Wednesday he noted that he feels good about his previous decision to play for Auburn and that he is looking forward to his official visit to the Auburn campus this weekend.

Goodwin notes that he believes he will enjoy playing in offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn's system. "I really like the trickery stuff, the reverses and all of the different passes Auburn has in its offense," he says. "I have always wanted to play in an offense like that."

The receiver had previously scheduled a visit to West Virginia and he says that he still plans to make that trip even though he says he is firmly committed to the Tigers. "In January I am going to visit West Virginia on the 15th. That is it. Just West Virginia."

Antonio Goodwin

Goodwin says he is looking forward to playing for Trooper Taylor, Auburn's wide receiver coach. "He is cool people," the receiver says. "I am going to love playing for him."

Commenting on his senior season, Goodwin says, "I think I did pretty good. I had like seven touchdowns and probably over 800 yards. I think that is pretty good."

Outside of his classes the 6-1, 180-pounder says he is working on getting bigger and stronger. "School is going great," he says. "I am lifting weights and running."


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