Goodrum talks about signing

It took a little while this afternoon, but Rashaad Goodrum put pen to paper, put his John Hancock down and faxed off his letter of intent to play football for the University of Washington. For the 6-4, 230-pound North Carolina native, he'll be experiencing college football on the other side of the country.

"I'm a Husky now," Rashaad told Wednesday. "I signed my letter today. I just got off the phone with Coach (Chuck) Heater and I'm just about to call my parents to let them know what I did.

"Everybody's really happy and I can't wait to get up there."

The expected battle with USC for Goodrum's services never materialized. "No, they didn't (offer), so I signed with Washington," said Rashaad. "I'm really excited to come up and play for them."

The past year or so, the Washington coaches have been looking for a Kai Ellis-type of rush specialist, and they got one in Goodrum. A two-year starter, he had 55 total tackles last season including 35 solo stops. He was credited with 16 tackles for loss, six sacks and 18 quarterback hurries. He also forced a pair of fumbles.

Goodrum will be available for spring football, after completing two classes this winter. "I'm just glad all this stuff is behind me so I can get up there and get to work," he said.

And the first place he'll hit when he reaches Seattle? "The Met (Metropolitan Grill)," said Rashaad. "I can't wait for Husky fans to see me play." Top Stories