Goodman surprised by Irish offer

Evan Goodman is now holding an offer from Notre Dame. Irish Eyes spoke with the Florida offensive tackle about his newest offer and why he was surprised when it happened.

For just over a month, Lakeland (Fla.) offensive tackle prospect Evan Goodman has seen several college programs make scholarship offers. One of the newest offers came from Notre Dame; a school the 6-foot-4, 288-pound tackle was surprised to hear from.

"It was really surprising to be offered by Notre Dame with them being all the way up in Indiana and me here in Florida. So it was kind of a surprise. I guess they must feel I am pretty good to come all the way here to recruit me."

The groundwork behind Goodman's recruitment by the Irish has been handled by wide receiver coach Tony Alford who has been working hard on Goodman to build an early relationship.

"Coach Alford told me about the offer. We have been talking for over a month almost every day. We have been building a real good relationship. Coach Alford is good people. He and the offensive line coach are going to be coming down soon to see me workout."

While he has never visited campus, Goodman already has plans made to come up in a couple of months.

"I will be going up to Notre Dame sometime in June with my coach for a camp."

As for the recruiting process, Goodman continues to see programs show interest with offers. However, he is in no hurry to jump on any of the offers at this time.

"Right now I am just taking my time and will look to cut down my schools sometime this summer where I will have six or seven schools on my list. I will then cut it down to four and look to take my official visits to them. I feel I could be ready to make my decision sometime in December."

While Evan has been learning more about the Irish he also has seen the success of current Notre Dame and Florida native Aaron Lynch during the spring game.

"I know Notre Dame has a lot of tradition and that is something I like a lot. I did catch what Aaron Lynch is doing because Notre Dame is really recruiting Florida hard now."

As for his game, Evan knows there are some things he needs to improve upon.

"Right now I feel I need to work on my pass protection because we are a running team." Top Stories