NC State has been keeping close tabs on TW Andrews High School (High Point, NC) standout defensive end Charles Goodwin (6-7, 255 pounds) for several months. The rising senior tallied 45 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 12 sacks while splitting time during the season at offensive tackle.
Goodwin was invited to the Shrine Bowl combine held recently at Burlington Williams High School and Pack Pride caught up with his for the latest on his recruiting.
Charles, who were some of the schools that came to check in you during the spring evaluation period?
Let’s see, Virginia, Wake Forest, NC State, UNC, Florida A&M and Tennessee all stopped by.
Have you picked up any scholarship offers yet?
I haven’t received any offers yet. Most schools still say they want to see me in camp, basically. They say if they see me in camp then it’s most likely they’ll offer.
Which schools seem to be showing the most interest right now?
The ones I hear from the most are NC State, Wake Forest and probably UNC.
Can you talk a little bit about each of those programs?
UNC- Coach Withers he’s cool. We talk on the phone a lot. He’s real cool with me and I like the program. They’re trying, I don’t want to say rebuilding, but they’re working on it and then they let me know that they’re recruiting mostly in-state so that was nice to hear.
Wake Forest- Me and their coaches got real close. I went to a spring practice where I got to see some stuff and they’ve got nice facilities. It’s just nice around there and I think I got in good with coach McCarthy. We talk almost every week.
NC State- The whole coaching staff, I’m cool with the whole coaching staff. My LB coach went to State. I’ve been up there about three times and we’re real close. I talk to coach Reed on the phone all the time. I like that program too. I like the way things are run around there.
Which camps are you planning to hit this summer?
Wake Forest, UNC, NC State, Duke and Virginia
Any top schools for you at this point?
Nah, everybody’s pretty even right now and I just want to check out all my options.
Have you thought about when you’d like to get your recruiting over with?
I’d like to commit before the season starts so I could focus on the season so I wouldn’t have so much to worry about.