Visit Nearly Leads to Commitment

Holding just one written scholarship offer to date, Dunwoody (Ga.) native Chris Goode took to the Bluegrass state on Saturday for his first official visit. How did the 3-star tight end enjoy his visit to Kentucky?

"I loved it," Dunwoody (Ga.) High School star Chris Goode said, "I'm close to (committing), but not just yet." The 6-foot-4, 220 pound tight end currently holds just one scholarship offer from Kentucky has been getting significant attention from North Carolina, Arkansas, Louisville and Georgia Tech. The Wildcats were his first official visit.

"They showed me the campus, the facilities - and I liked that," Goode said about the visit. "They also showed me the academic support system and a tutorial on how they've computerized everything. I also got a chance to see the new locker rooms."

"Basically, the whole nine-yards."

Asked what was the coolest part of his trip, Goode answered: "We got to ride the bus with the team to the game and that was really cool to see the whole gameday experience."

As a junior in a running offense, Goode caught 15 passes for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Dunwoody HS star is also a very talented basketball prospect. He says while in Lexington, he was notified about the current state of the program.

"They talked to me about the whole program," Goode stated. "They said that they were very young. Apparently there was 49 sophomores or freshmen out of the 66 active players."

"I think that shows that next year and the years after that, they are going to be really good, so that was really encouraging for me."

After playing in a rushing offense in high school, Goode also likes the way the offense played. "Oh, I loved the offense. The system fits me real well. I could definitely see myself playing there."

Goode is not scheduled to take any more additional official visits. He has a host of schools that have verbally offered him scholarships, but nothing official, yet. He says he'll wait it out for a decision until he consults with his parents.

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