Goodlow: The Doctor Isn't In...Yet

Adamson High School safety Roderick Goodlow excels on both the football field and in the classroom and he plans on studying medicine at whichever college lands the Dallas star. Goodlow visited Texas, but didn't receive a scholarship offer, or rather, didn't receive one yet...

Dallas Adamson safety Roderick Goodlow is known for his exploits on the football field, but much of the attention he's getting from colleges has to do with his work off it.

Schools took note of his academic prowess and he's received positive word from a lot of the top colleges in the country, including receiving a very early offer from Stanford.

Goodlow indicated that no matter which institution he signs with, he'd like to study medicine. Goodlow has a desire to apply his academic skills to a medical field, but on the football field the 6-foot-3, 200-pound safety is a doctor of pain.

Goodlow racked up 109 tackles and 4 interceptions patrolling the secondary at strong safety for Adamson last season. Despite his notable physical size, Goodlow still managed to run a 4.543 in the forty to go with his 245-pound bench press and 32-inch vertical leap.

In 2007, with Goodlow's help, Adamson played to a 6-4 record.

Not that impressive, you say?

Think about this: Dallas Adamson had lost 57 of of its previous 58 games before the 2007 season. That's one victory, one, in almost six years. Goodlow helped turn that team into a playoff contender and perhaps even more in 2008.

He also holds offers from Florida, Missouri and Texas Tech, but he doesn't yet hold an offer from one of his favorite schools: Texas.

Goodlow told Inside Texas that he's followed the Longhorns for an "extremely long time" and this past weekend he had a chance to check out the University and meet with the coaching staff.

"It's a great campus," said Goodlow. "And I love all the coaches. They seemed like they really support the players."

Goodlow asked several players at Texas about the support they receive and got nothing but positive reviews from those already on the team.

"They all just love Texas, everything about it," said Goodlow.

Goodlow does not have an offer from Texas, but he's on the Longhorns radar and is a recruit that the coaches are still "evaluating."

A starter since his freshman season on varsity Goodlow is a two-time first team all District 14-4A selection. According to Goodlow, even though he has size, speed and strength, the best aspect of his game isn't a tangible one.

"My effort. No matter what the score in the game is, I'm going to bring it," said Goodlow.

During his first two seasons at Adamson, Goodlow had to keep fighting in quite a few games where his team had fallen behind. But after a monster junior campaign and a winning season for his school for the first time in quite a while, greener pastures may be ahead.

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