Goodwin Gets New Looks

Archie Goodwin,'s No. 3 shooting guard in the 2012 class, continues to pick up new college interest. He plans to narrow his list of 40 offers to 10 by seasons end.

Archie Goodwin's junior season is off to a solid start. A standout at Sherwood (Ark.) Sylvan Hills, Goodwin's squad has a winning record and are just entering conference play.

"It's going good so far," Goodwin said of his season. "We are 9-3. We won our first conference game, so we are undefeated in conference right now and just trying to continually get better."

"I think I've been doing good," he added. "I've just been doing what my team needs me to do to help us win."

When asked to describe his game, Goodwin said he's the type of player that can do a little of everything.

"I'm an all around type guy," Goodwin told "Whatever coach needs me to do I'll do it. If he needs me to stop the best player on the other team, I'll do it. If he needs me to score, I can do that. I can do whatever you need me to do."

On the recruiting front, Goodwin is being pursued as much as any junior in the country. He claims upward of 40 scholarship offers and he said more and more schools are jumping in the mix.

"I've picked up quite a few more offers from some schools," he said. "I talked to coach Roy Williams earlier this morning. He's going to be coming to my game on the 21st. I talked to coach Orlando [Antigua] from Kentucky and they are going to be coming to another one of my games as soon as they can."

Among the schools recruiting Goodwin the hardest are Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky, Arkansas, Baylor, Memphis, Tennessee, Florida State, Texas, Illinois, Georgia and North Carolina.

"All of them are telling me the same things," Goodwin said. "They are telling me I'm the top priority. All of them are coming pretty hard, it's just a matter of time until I make my decision."

"I'm going to narrow it down," he added. "I have like 40 offers now, but I want to narrow it down to 10 by the end of the school year. Then get it down to five by the end of the summer."

When asked about possible favorites, Goodwin said he's still open.

"I'm just really keeping everything open," Goodwin said. "I like the history of those schools and the coaches. I'm just keeping everything open and giving everyone an equal chance."

Goodwin has already taken a handful of unofficial visits, including a pair to Kentucky, but he wants to take a few more in the near future.

"Most likely I'm trying to visit Louisville," he said. "I also want to get up to Missouri and Texas. I want to go back to Tennessee and I'd like to make it to North Carolina if possible.

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