Goodman will sit out the 2005 football season at NC State, per NCAA transfer rules, but will join the Wolfpack grapplers after the football season and should contribute immediately on the mat as a redshirt-freshman.
A two-sport standout at Absegami High School in Egg Harbor City, N.J., the 6-2 Goodman passed for 3,108 yards and rushed for 1,300 yards in his four-year career with the Braves' football team. He received All-South Jersey honorable-mention accolades on the gridiron and was highly recruited by many Division I schools as a wrestler. Goodman holds the New Jersey record for wrestling victories and ended his high school career with a 72-match winning streak.
Additional Note: During spring practice at Nebraska, Goodman was moved to safety prior to his transfer.