‘Busy' Goddard looks forward to summer

Trimane Goddard, perhaps the best all-around athlete in North Carolina's 2004 football recruiting class, has been selected to play in the East-West All-Star game, but will be unable to play since he plans to enroll at UNC in June.

Inside Carolina checked in with the two-sport star from Robersonville Roanoke via a telephone interview from his home Sunday evening.

Considered by most as one of the top 10 players in the state, The Insiders network picked Goddard as the ninth-best cornerback in the country. Goddard was named the N.C. 1-A Player of the Year and selected to the Shrine Bowl, in which he scored two touchdowns.

He was also named all-state as a defensive back for the third consecutive year.

"I'm really excited to start college at Carolina," Goddard said. "They are having me compete on special teams and will see what I can do as a defensive back as well."

Goddard is currently showing his prowess as a baseball player, batting over .600 with too many stolen bases fo him to count.

"I am not sure how many I've stolen," Goddard said. "I know there have been a lot."

Goddard said he may consider playing baseball for the Tar Heels, but he has not made that decision yet.

"I'm not sure," he said. "I'd like to but we will have to see."

Goddard said he has been so busy lately that he hasn't had time to talk to the Carolina coaches much.

"I've missed their calls a number of times," he said. "Baseball has really kept me busy."

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