Four-star PG Quentin Goodin commits to Xavier

Quentin Goodin verbally committed to Xavier on Sunday.

Quentin Goodin committed to Xavier during an official visit on Sunday, he told Scout.

“It felt like it was the right place,” Goodin told Scout. “I talked to some of the guys. I knew I would be a great fit for the program. I knew they needed a point guard. I didn’t think there was a better opportunity than that.”

“I love coach Mack,” he added. “I know he wanted me from the beginning. Once he started recruiting me. He was just telling me how much of a priority I was. No other head coach was recruiting me as hard as he was.”

Goodin picked Xavier over scholarship offers from Florida, Miami, Western Kentucky and Michigan.

“I don’t think anybody has the position that I would at Xavier,” he said. “We get national television on fox. Then we play in one of the best conferences in college basketball. I just thought playing at Xavier would be great.”

Another factor for Goodin, a standout at Campbellsville (Ky.) Taylor County, was proximity to home, as Xavier is less than three hours from where he grew up.

“It plays a good factor because I know my mom and my dad want to watch as many games as possible because they’ve watched me all my life,” Goodin said.

“I know if I need something it’s only two and a half hours away,” he added. “But it gives me enough room to grow up and be man.”

A four-star prospect, Goodin currently ranks No. 74 overall in the 2016 class.

Xavier now has a pair of commitments in their 2016 recruiting class. Goodin joins three-star power forward Tyrique Jones to make up their current class.



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