Goodwin's getting a little restless

One of Auburn's top out-of-state commitments has been firm in his commitment until recently. He has quietly set up a visit to another school and is beginning to look around a bit. Get the latest here.

Antonio Goodwin is a prospect that likes to keep to himself. He goes about his business quietly and he has quietly set up a visit to another school even though he has been committed to Auburn since July. He is traveling to Chapel Hill this weekend to visit North Carolina and he is ready to see what UNC has to offer.

"I have been interested in North Carolina from the beginning because they offered me early," said Goodwin. "I like the pro-style offense at North Carolina and I think it is something I could do well in."

The coach recruiting Goodwin for the Tar Heels is a key part of Goodwin's interest in them. Even though the Peach State wideout has been committed to the Tigers, he has continued to keep in contact with the UNC coach.

"Coach Blake is recruiting me for North Carolina and we have a good relationship. We have been talking the whole process and I like him a lot. We mostly talk about their offense, how I would fit it, and I like him a lot."

Although he has talked to Blake and is set to visit UNC, the 6-foot-1, 180 pound wide receiver out of Atlanta (GA) Booker T. Washington is still committed to Auburn.

He is just not as strong as he once was.

"I am still committed to Auburn a little bit, but not like I was at the beginning. I really can't say why I am looking at some other schools now, but I just want to make sure I go to the right school for me."

Like Goodwin's relationship with Blake, he has a good connection with the Auburn staff as well. That is a big reason why he committed to AU over the summer.

"The coaching staff and I have good chemistry at Auburn," stated the four-star wideout. "We just clicked early and that is why I committed when I did. I talk the most to Coach Trooper Taylor and he tells me that I can be their go-to guy as soon as I get there. He thinks I will fit in their offense good and I think so too."

Other schools like Alabama, Tennessee, and West Virginia are showing interest in Goodwin and he admits he is somewhat open at this time.

"I still like Auburn a lot, but North Carolina is right behind them. I will be visiting North Carolina this weekend, then Auburn when they play Alabama for my official visit there, and I may also visit Tennessee too. Coach Orgeron is recruiting me hard and he just wants me to take a look at their school. I just want to look at some schools now that our season is over."

Goodwin finished with around 500 yards and seven touchdowns in 2009.


Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.

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