Put simply, Quentin Goodin and his family hit a reset button. Previously earning a scholarship offer from Michigan back on June 15, 2014, it appeared unlikely the 2016 Campbellsville (Ky.) Taylor four-star point guard would not end up in Ann Arbor.
After plenty of time, thought and conversations, the Goodin’s decided to give Michigan another good, long look in the recruiting process.
“We had a couple unanswered questions before and they’re answered now,” Goodin’s father Chris told The Michigan Insider. “We put the list out and Coach (Jeff) Meyer was still trying to get in contact with me.
“I finally got in touch with him. There was just an understanding there that Michigan really wanted to recruit Quentin and wanted him and so we put them back on the list.”
Despite what appeared to be somewhat of a falling out period between Michigan and Goodin, his father indicated the rekindling of the relationship was a seamless transition.
“It actually was good, easy conversations, nothing hard or difficult,” he said. “We just had a few questions to ask and just wanted to make sure he was a priority type of guy that they wanted and see what their feelings were for him.
“We’ve got to get into future things, none of that yet, but they felt he could play the one or the two position for them and that he could be a great commodity for them. We want to explore that option and see where it takes us.”
Goodin has spent the majority of this AAU season guiding his teams from the point guard position despite playing some off the ball.
At the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Goodin also had his first chance to play the point in a camp setting, proving to some that he is fully capable of handling the duties at the one on a national level.
Still with plenty of basketball to play during the July evaluation period, Goodin and his family do plan on getting back up to Michigan in the near future, unclear of a specific date.
“I really don’t know, I think I may want to see a game but I don’t know yet,” Goodin’s father said.
“We’re going to sit down after July and kind of map this thing out, set up visits and get the timetable laid out and get it over with.”
While Goodin’s father says the recruiting process hasn’t been overly stressful for his son, he feels it would benefit him to focus more of his time on his senior season and building a closer bond with his future coaching staff by coming to a decision sooner than later.
Now beginning to look very closely at each school in his top five, Goodin’s family continues to maintain the most important factors in this decision come down to both on and off the court matters.
“My wife and I both have college degrees so we want him to get an education,” he said. “Just to find a head coach that can groom him as a man and human being.
“He needs to have good core values and not see too many different things than what he’s been given in our household. He wants to make an impact as a freshman and the style of play needs to fit him.”
And according to Goodin’s father, Michigan meets all of the criteria laid out above.
“Michigan fits all of those things great, just fine,” he said. “Coach Beilein is a great man and he’s done a lot of great things. Their staff is developing players all the time, they get guys and develop them and make great things happen for them after college is over.
“Michigan would be a great place to get an education from.”