February 2, 2011

Getting to Know: Devin Goodman

At one point is appeared ASU might sign three players from Lakeland, Florida. Now, it will likely be just OL Devin Goodman.

Name: Devin Goodman

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

School: Lakeland High School

Position: Offensive Guard

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 275 pounds

40-yard dash: 5.2 seconds

Bench max: 320 pounds

Squat max: 375 pounds

Clean max: 275 pounds

Vertical leap: Unknown

Shuttle time: Unknown

Senior honors: First-Team All-County

Rivals.com ranking: Not ranked

Offers: Marshall, Washington State, Arizona State

Favorite food: Chicken and Macaroni

Favorite drink: Apple Juice

Favorite movie: The Warriors

Favorite music type/artist: "Hip-hop, Rap and R&B, everything except country"

Favorite female celebrity: "Taylor Swift…she's the first thing that came to my head. I would say Halle Berry but that's too cliché"

Favorite NFL player: "Probably Maurkice Pouncey, center for the Pittsburg Steelers. I have to root for him he went to same high school as me and plays the same position."

Favorite hobby: "Video games"

Role model: "Both my parents because they always seem to do the right thing and they influence me to."

Best sports memory: "My junior year we played against our biggest rival, Kathleen High School. It was a home game we won the game by one point. Our last offensive play was designed for a wide receiver and I made a great block during that play."

On the first time he knew he was good enough to play at the next level: "When I started comparing myself to other athletes on the team because if I was able to hang with them on the field then I could probably play college football."

On moving to ASU and being on his own: "I'm living with my brother right now so that helped me grow up and mature a little and that will prepare me more. I'm really anxious and excited."

Why ASU: "I think it was the best fit for me as far as playing time... and they have a good coaching staff and I believe in what they are trying to do out there."

On his goals for his junior season: "To learn the plays quickly and try to get playing time as a freshman and learn the offense."

On his signing day plans: "Sign with ASU, have a little party at school and just move on from there."



 

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