William "Shaq" Goodwin update

William "Shaq" Goodwin talks to TigerAuthority.com about the state of Memphis football, his visit schedule, and his top five. Go inside to read more about where the 6-foot-8 forward stands.

Southwest DeKalb (Atlanta, Ga.) two-sport star William "Shaq" Goodwin, who envisions himself playing both football and basketball in college, succinctly summed up the current state of Memphis football.

"Terrible," Goodwin said. "I don‘t know if I could turn it around, but I could help."

Goodwin plays tight end, defensive end and kicker for the Panthers, who are 4-2 this season. Goodwin has twelve catches, eleven tackles, five field goals, and three sacks.

"No touchdowns, though," Goodwin said. "That's ridiculous."

Coincidentally, the Memphis football team hasn't managed many touchdowns, either, although Goodwin said it doesn't matter to him that the Tigers' football program is struggling.

Goodwin said he doesn't necessarily have to play football at the next level.

"It's an option," he said.

The 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward is considering the U of M along with UCLA, Florida, Georgia, and Arizona.

Arizona is the most recent addition to Goodwin's top five; Alabama was axed in favor of the Wildcats.

"They've got good players there that I know," Goodwin said.

Goodwin is still in the process of finalizing his visit schedule but said that he intends to visit each school. He will be in attendance at Memphis Madness on Oct. 14, where popular hip-hop artist Rick Ross will perform.

"I expect to have a good time," Goodwin said. "I like Rick Ross. He's the man down here."

When he decides on a school, he said the most important thing to him is who his destination school is recruiting behind him for 2013.

"Just so I know who's coming in to take my spot," Goodwin said.


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