Heels Stepping Up Interest in Goodwin

Roy Williams and his staff have been tracking Archie Goodwin for months, but it appears they are stepping up their recruitment with the 6-foot-4 junior guard out of Sherwood (Ark.) Sylvan Hills.

Williams and Goodwin spoke Tuesday morning and the North Carolina coach is expected to evaluate him in the near future.

"It went good," Goodwin said of the conversation with the UNC coach. "He was just telling me that he doesn't call too many recruits. He was telling me how much he liked me when he saw me play and that I could do everything on the court."

"After he sees me play on the 21st that's when we are going to get down about talking about a scholarship offer and everything like that," Goodwin added.

What would Goodwin think about an offer from the Tar Heels?

"That's a big school with a major basketball background and the greatest player to ever play went there," Goodwin said. "Some people forget that, but I don't."

"I think they are a good program," he added about UNC. "They struggled a little last year, but overall I think they are always going to be one of those teams that people talk about."

At this point Goodwin still has a number of schools on his list and claims a ton of offers. His plan is to begin trimming his list following his junior season.

"I'm going to narrow it down," Goodwin said. "I have like 40 offers now, but I want to narrow it down to 10 by the end of the school year. Then get it down to five by the end of the summer."

To go with North Carolina, among the schools showing the most interest are Missouri, Louisville, Kentucky, Arkansas, Baylor, Memphis, Tennessee, Florida State, Texas, Illinois and Georgia.

"I'm just really keeping everything open," Goodwin said about his recruitment. "I like the history of those schools and the coaches. I'm just keeping everything open and giving everyone an equal chance."

Goodwin said he's hoping to take a couple of visits, including one to North Carolina, in the near future.

"Most likely I'm trying to visit Louisville," he said. "I also want to get up to Missouri and Texas. I want to go back to Tennessee and I'd like to make it to North Carolina if possible."

Goodwin is ranked as the No. 3 shooting guard in the 2012 class by Scout.com.

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