Clemson is one of the first on the board with a new commitment on National Signing Day Two as the Tigers landed DB Mario Goodrich (6-2 180) of Lees Summit, MO. He chose Clemson over Georgia and LSU and is the 16th signee for the 2018 class.
Goodrich made his announcement on Kansas City TV station KMBC surrounded by family, coaches and friends and afterwards he explained why he chose Clemson.
“The coaching staff, I felt like I was at home,” he said. “The coaches, the players, everyone is always happy. I had that feeling.”
Goodrich also felt good about signing on to play for Dabo Swinney.
“It’s exciting. He’s a genuine guy. He cares about his players. I just felt comfortable around him.”
His family also endorsed the decision.
“I think he made the right pick,” his dad said. “I had the same gut feeling that he had.” His mom added, “We know he made the right decision. Dabo is the man.”
Goodrich is expected to play cornerback for the Tigers. Last season he had 36 tackles with 4 tackles for loss, 9 passes broken up and 1 interception.
“His speed and he’s really pretty physical,” said Lees Summit West assistant coach Limbo Parks. “Sometimes he makes people throw at him, he wants them to throw at him. He’s pretty special at that. And when he picks it off, it’s a whole different speed. Pretty special to watch.”
Goodrich originally committed to Nebraska but opened things back up after the coaching change there.
Here’s a look at his commitment announcement:
— KMBC (@kmbc) February 7, 2018