Following a strong college practice camp showing along with an unofficial visit to Michigan’s campus, June 15 brought good news for 2016 Campbellsville (Ky.) Taylor County three-star point guard Quentin Goodin and his family.
“Actually he spoke to Quentin so I didn’t talk to him but I know he asked me what Quentin said and asked me about the campus and the camp and how he enjoyed that,” Goodin’s father said.
“From there, I’m not really sure where the conversation went but I know it ended with Michigan wanting to extend an offer and I know he was pretty pleased about that.”
Reflecting back on their time in Ann Arbor and with the Wolverines’ coaching staff, the Goodins walked away very impressed with the experience as a whole.
“The interaction was great and their presentation was great,” Goodin said. “They spent a lot time with us and took us through the campus to show us everything and went through the academic portion which was really thorough and really good.
“And then of course they told us about how Quentin would fit in with their style of play. He would fit fine there playing, you know Quentin is unique cause he can play the one or the two.
“He likes to play more with the ball in his hand of course but could play the one or the two with his size and we talked about that as well. They took us around the campus and it has an old, historic kind of feel and we enjoyed ourselves.”
Michigan sent out three scholarships to point guards in the 2016 class Sunday but Goodin nor his father are focused on another player scooping up the Wolverines’ offer first.
“We just want to make sure we make the right decision the first time because when we get there we want to stay there,” Goodin’s father said. “For me, I want him to get there and stay there and for him be able to enjoy where he goes the whole time he’s there.
“As far as a first come, first serve thing, I really don’t know anything about that. Coach Beilein called our head coach and he told him he wanted to make Quentin a priority in the class and that’s fine with us.
“If Michigan is the place we decide he wants to go to school and if he decides that’s what he likes and wants to go to school there that’s the decision we’ll make when the time comes. We’re not really worried about the other guys that they offered. Quentin’s a competitor and he’s going to play his way into the situation regardless.”
Goodin’s father says they don’t have any visits scheduled in the near future with no others on the horizon just yet, his son indicating he’d like to at least begin narrowing his list of schools down sooner than later.
“He’s said that he wants to try to put out a list maybe at the end of July,” Goodin said. “That may happen. I don’t want to say it will happen, it may happen, and it’ll kind of just depend on how things go in the month of July.
“We still have to play and there’s three live periods so anything could happen. Right now, that’s what he’s been saying that he would try to narrow some things down by the end of July.”