RB-DB D.J. Goodman (6-0 195) of Greenwood is ready to carry on the Eagles's tradition of players to play at the next level. "D.J. is a special player for us," said his coach Gene Cathcart. "He can do it all. He plays both ways for us and is dangerous as a kick returner. We run a Georgia Tech type of offense that kind of limited his carries but he averaged over eight yards a rush this past season."
Goodman has not received an offer but is hearing from USC, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, and Georgia among others. According to Cathcart, Goodman does not have any favorites but has two former teammates at USC. "With Kelsey (Quarles) and D.J. Swearinger at Carolina, my guess is he might have a little more loyalty to the in-state schools," said Cathart. "We will find out during camps this summer which schools he is leaning towards."
Goodman plans to camp and Clemson and USC. As a junior, he rushed for over 700 yards and ten touchdowns. He caught eight passes for 168 yards and another score. On defense, Goodman had nine pass breakups and two interceptions and averaged 32.4 yards a return.