How about a little recruiting drama on the last day of basketball’s early signing period?
Facing a midnight deadline to the period, Southwest DeKalb High School power forward Shaq Goodwin went ahead and signed a letter-of-intent with Memphis.
The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Goodwin, who is ranked among the nation’s top 25 overall prospects, committed to Memphis last week with the intention of signing in April’s late period. On Wednesday, Goodwin decided to go ahead and sign rather than look at his other suitors, which were UCLA, UGA, Florida and Arizona.
“That’s where my heart was,” Goodwin said.
“The recruitment of William Shaquille Goodwin is over; welcome to the Tiger Nation!” his mother told the AJC. “We talked at length again last night and … he really didn’t want to visit anywhere else.”
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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