With two Colerain Cardinals in the fold for signing day, there's still one more Bearcat coaches hope to see when National Letter of Intent Day comes in under a month.
Dominick Goodman has seen a fast rise in the rankings of top prospects still available to recruit in Ohio. With a great senior season and showing his great athletic ability during the state championships Goodman saw his stock rise to another level late this past season.
As many know, Goodman signed a letter of intent with Findlay for basketball. The D-II school would love for Dominick to enroll, but, they also know he's one of the best athletes in Ohio and will allow him to follow his football dreams at a Division One school. With several football programs calling since the state championship, Dominick reopened his recruiting after getting his release from the Findlay basketball program. His release prompted West Virginia and Cincinnati to call early and often for his services.
During our conversation with Terrill Byrd, A high school teammate and defensive line prospect who's already given UC coaches a verbal commitment, the subject turned to Goodman. When asked about Dominick and if he would be a Bearcat Byrd said the following. "I expect Dominick to be a Bearcat. I spoke with him today and he seemed positive that he would be coming to UC. So yes, I feel Dominick will be joining Andre (Revels) and I as Bearcats. I would be real surprised if he didn't."
If this is the case the Bearcats are getting a great athlete that could play on either side of the ball. While many have said Dominick wants to play quarterback, he must also know any university recruiting him will provide him that chance but will also try and get their top athletes on the field at any position. Because of his great athletic ability he must also remember college coaches will be looking at him to provide a different aspect to their team. SPEED!!!!!!
For those who have seen Dominick play they question is his ability at the quarterback position. They shouldn't!! Dominick Goodman has everything a college coach wants in a player. Great athletic ability and speed the number one aspect in football in college and pro. No one can question what he can do when the ball is in his hands. Several college programs use athletic quarterbacks and worked to develop them into passers. While his passing ability is not really known, his ability to run the ball is and he would add a third element in the Bearcat offensive attack.
For the past four seasons West Virginia has used a mobile quarterback. The success shown by Rasheed Marshall could help sway Bearcat coaches when looking at playing Goodman at the QB position.
The one thing that is known about Dominick is he's a winner. And any college coach would love having a kid who's been this successful.
At this time were working on talking with Dominick about his recruiting. Stay tune for our One-on-One with Terrill Byrd.