Huskers offer Goodlow

Nebraska is addressing a lot of defense in this 2009 class and one of the key positions will be safety for Nebraska. The Huskers are addressing need and a potential re-tooling of the safety positions. One of the top targets on the Nebraska list is Roderick Goodlow from Dallas (Texas) W H Adamson. Where do the Huskers stand with this big safety?

Spring football is in full-swing in Texas and Roderick Goodlow is having a good summer. The 6-foot-3 and 200-pound safety from Dallas (Texas) W H Adamson is stepping into a leadership position on the team.

"Spring is going good," Goodlow said. "I am just trying to get all of the new guys involved, tell them what we are trying to accomplish this season and going hard on every play."

As a safety, Goodlow is a leader on the field because he leads by example. His physical play in the secondary has gotten him all-district honors as a sophomore and a junior.

"It's just my intensity level. Going hard. Going all out. I go hard on every play. I think that I am good in all areas of playing safety. I just try to attack the best that I can.

"I had 109 tackles and four interceptions last year as a junior. I was all-district and second team all-area. I have been first team all-district two years in a row."

It's a half-dozen offers for Goodlow right now with teams ranging from the Big 12 to the Big 10 to the WAC. "I am up to six offers so far. I have offers from Northwestern, Colorado, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska and Kansas."

Breaking things down, Goodlow has two things that he is looking for in a school. On involves the team and how he will fit in at a school and the other is of course about his education.

"When I look at a potential school I am looking at two things. I am looking at how close the team is. I want to know if it will be a home away from home and will I enjoy all of the players.

"I am also looking at education. I am looking at those two things the most when it comes to my decision."

The Huskers are putting a pretty good press on Goodlow. The recruiting coach for Nebraska has been filling Goodlow in on the tradition of the Nebraska defense and how the Huskers want to get back to their old form.

"Coach Tim Beck is recruiting me from Nebraska. He has told me about the Blackshirt defense and how Nebraska is going to change getting back to the tradition of the five national championships."

Goodlow is aware of Head Coach Bo Pelini and his resume. He knows that Coach Pelini was at LSU last year and led their defense to a BCS title.

"It feels really good knowing that if I do go there that I would have a chance to play for a coach that has that experience. He went all the way to the BCS Championship and took his team to the next level."

The Huskers are right in it for Goodlow as he has no obvious favorites and is completely open at the moment. "I don't have a list of favorites. I am completely open."

There are no upcoming plans for Goodlow. However, he has taken some time earlier in the spring to make it out to a couple of junior days and one spring game.

"I don't have anything coming up, but I went to Texas Junior Day, Baylor Junior Day and Texas A&M spring game. As of right now I don't have anything else coming up for the summer."

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