Goodman Thinks Pack Close to Offering

Greenwood (SC) tailback D.J. Goodman recently visited NC State, and he thinks the Wolfpack could be close to offering a scholarship.

Three-star running back D.J. Goodmanmade the trip to Raleigh for NC State's spring game more than a week ago.

The 5-11, 188-pound back from Greenwood, S.C., is still waiting for his first offer and he believes NC State may be the school that gives that to him. It hasn't happened yet but it's clear the Wolfpack view Goodman as a viable option at the position.

His trip to Carter-Finley Stadium for the Pack's spring game was an overwhelmingly positive experience and left Goodman with a great impression of what NC State is all about.

"It went real well. I got a chance to talk to coach Bridge. He's the coach that recruits my area and he introduced me to the new running backs coach. We talked about a lot of different stuff. Everything about it (NC State) sounds nice. It's a good atmosphere. Everybody's cool down there."
Talking to Bridge was clearly one of the highlights of the trip for Goodman. It gave him great insight into some important information.

"He was just telling me about the offense and what they run," he continued. "Then the running backs coach was telling me how he had just come from the Citadel and he looked forward to seeing me in the future. Coach Bridge asked how I was doing and stuff like that. He said he's gonna call me in like two weeks when spring evaluation starts."

Goodman said he believes NC State is "very interested" in him. In turn, he said, he "really likes NC State."

A couple of months ago Goodman candidly admitted that he would probably commit to Georgia if he receives an offer from the Bulldogs. He visited Georgia for one of their scrimmages earlier in the spring. He has also visited Alabama and Clemson.

Is he close to any offers?

"I really think NC State and Georgia are the closest to offering me," he said. "Clemson has been showing a lot of interest too. Out of those schools I think NC State is the closest though."

Goodman said the biggest factor in his decision will be whether or not he feels "at home" at the school he ultimately chooses. He said academics are a major factor, as are the people surrounding each of the programs recruiting him.

Last fall Goodman rushed for 841 yards and 10 touchdowns on limited carries. Defensively he registered 31 tackles, eight pass breakups and one interception.

Depending on when he picks up offers Goodman said he would like to make his decision sometime during the summer.

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