Goins prepped at El Cerrito (Ca.) High School and was a full-qualifier, however, he realized early on that he wasn't ready to make the jump to major college football.
"I was too small and I had a lot of work to do on my technique," Goins admitted to JCFootball.com recently. "I was a receiver in high school. That was my main position and a lot of what I did was all just on talent and I didn't have good technique.
"I just liked the coaches here and their abilities and felt like they could get me ready for the next step."
As a freshman last fall, Goins started every game and garnered four interceptions to go along with 36 tackles and eight passes defensed.
"I like to play man-to-man, but we play some zone and I feel comfortable playing that too," Goins acknowledged.
On the recruiting front, the talented DB is still waiting on his first offer, but he's been hearing from a handful of schools and hopes one could be on the way soon.
"I've heard from a lot of schools," Goins said. "Arkansas, Washington, Washington State, Hawaii, Arizona State, Nevada and Houston are the main ones.
"Washington State seems like they could be the closest. Coach (Chris) Ball and I have talked a couple of times and he said they really like me a lot.
"They seem like the closest, but I'm still waiting for that first (offer)."
Goins is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.
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