"I'm 6-foot-3, 290 pounds, and I started out the year at guard, but I moved to center to help the team after one of our players got injured," said Goins. "I like center better than guard. I also play defensive tackle -- nose guard -- in our goal-line defense.
"I made first-team all-district and second-team All-Northeast Louisiana (determined by the Monroe News-Star). Our team did okay last year, but we could have done better. Our seniors didn't provide enough leadership, and I knew we weren't going to go too far with that attitude. I plan on changing that mindset for next year. We should be pretty good, because we were a young team last year. I think the only weak spot will be in our secondary."
Goins helped his team reach the second-round of the Class 3A playoffs, where they ran into powerhouse Redemptorist and its senior-laden group (featuring five-star LSU commit La'el Collins, four-star LSU commit Jeremy Hill, three-star Corey Trim, Denzeil Warner, and Nico Talbert.)
Goins, who sports a 2.8 GPA in the classroom, is working diligently this offseason to improve his 40-yard dash time of 5.5. He currently bench presses 295 pounds, squats 330, and power cleans 225.
His favorite schools include Louisiana Tech, Grambling State, Kansas, and Southern. His older brother, Cedric Goins, is a big, physical DB for Grambling.
"I've always wanted to go to Tech since I was a little kid," said Goins. "It feels like home over there."