Standing 6 foot 0 and weighting 185 pounds, Midland High School wide receiver Antwan Goodley has decided Baylor is the place he is going to be playing his college football.
A three year starter for the Bulldogs in 2010 Goodley had a solid junior season with 35 catches for 773 yards and 8 touchdowns earning the speedy 4.4 receiver second team all 2-5A honors and helping Midland to an 8-4 record.
Midland High School football coach Craig Yenzer provides that Goodley's speed sets him part from other athletes.
"He is a speed guy. He ran the best 200m at 21.4, he runs a 4.3 forty, and his sprint relay team recorded a 41.07 electronically."
Although Goodley suffered an injury in the district track meet, possibly preventing him from competing in regional competition, the injury will not keep him from suiting up come time for football practice to commence.
"He is a great young man," says Coach Yenzer. "He has been a leader for us in school and off the field. I am really proud of how he conducts himself when he is not playing football."
Coach Yenzer confirms that Goodley holds offers from Baylor, Texas A&M, and Arizona. He gives his opinion of Goodley's future school, Baylor University.
"Art [Briles] runs a classy program. We sent one of our linebackers to play for him when he was at Houston. He is a positive influence on young people. Of course I know him from when he was coaching high school."
According to Coach Yenzer, his young player felt comfortable in his surroundings at Baylor.
"Antwan was impressed with Coach Briles and his staff. He was impressed with the facilities also, but the coaching staff really impressed him."
Goodley has been used often as a deep threat as part of Midland High School's offense. However, it is important to note that Goodley plays safety for Midland High, and is a special teams standout as well. Goodley returned 2 punts for scores last season, and also returned 1 kickoff for a touchdown last year.
"He is a deep threat, and never comes off the field. He will give you versatility. But you can't discount that he has the capability of being a physical receiver. We run a lot of wide receiver screens and underneath stuff. He can run past people, but he can also get yards after the catch."
Goodley does it on the field, track, and court as a 3-sport athlete.
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