Goddard Sets Two Visits

Roanoke High School (Robersonville, N.C.) will continue its march to a North Carolina 1-A State Championship this Friday with Trimane Goddard leading the way. The four-star prospect has over 1,240 yards rushing and 19 rushing touchdowns. The only force that has been able to stop the 5-10 170-pound pure athlete, who plays both ways plus returns kicks, was Hurricane Isabel, which canceled two Roanoke games this season.

After Roanoke's season winds down, Goddard's focus will move towards recruiting. As it stands currently, Goddard's favorites haven't changed with UNC and Virginia neck and neck, while Tennessee, Florida State and Georgia are scrambling to catch up. Much ground could be gained for the trailing coaching staffs depending on experiences during official visits.

"I like UNC and Virginia more (because) those are the two schools I have been to so I guess that is why I feel they have an edge over the others," remarked Goddard who feels a mood swing isn't out of the question.

Official visits to Tennessee (January 16th) and Florida State (January 23rd) have been set, while Goddard doesn't believe that a visit to Chapel Hill is necessary.

"I don't know if I'm going to take (an official visit to UNC) since I been there so many times," stated Goddard who has attended two games at Chapel Hill (Arizona and FSU). "I know everybody pretty good (at Chapel Hill)."

When decision time comes in late January/early February, perhaps the absence of an official visit might hinder a Goddard commitment to North Carolina, but thus far the weekly phone calls from UNC head coach John Bunting have done the trick.

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