4-star CB talks Clemson, previews Signing Day decision

4-star CB talks Clemson, previews Signing Day decision


4-star CB talks Clemson, previews Signing Day decision

Lee’s Summit (Mo.) West four-star cornerback Mario Goodrich is less than 24 hours away from declaring his college destination.

Clemson, Georgia and LSU are the finalists for Goodrich, who will announce his decision on Wednesday, National Signing Day.

Goodrich told The Clemson Insider on Monday night that he would sit down with his family today to finalize his decision before making it public tomorrow.

“One last discussion with my parents (Tuesday),” he said.

After de-committing from Nebraska in early December, Goodrich made official visits to LSU, Georgia and Clemson in January, respectively.

Clemson extended an offer to Goodrich on Jan. 17. Defensive coordinator Brent Venables and cornerbacks coach Mike Reed then went in-home with Goodrich the following week to secure an official visit date for the final weekend in January.

“It was good. I liked it,” Goodrich said of the visit. “Their program where they take trips for internships and mission trips (stood out).”

Goodrich spoke in-depth with Venables, Reed and head coach Dabo Swinney while on campus.

What did he hear from the coaches?

“Basically I can come in and earn a staring position,” Goodrich said. “They need corners.”

Goodrich also spent plenty of time with his player host for the visit, redshirt freshman safety Isaiah Simmons of Olathe, Kan.

“He’s a cool person,” Goodrich said. “We’re both from around the same area and he reminded me of myself. He is chill and laid back, humble.”

After the Clemson visit, Goodrich decided not to take his last allotted official visit, which otherwise would have occurred last weekend.

The Tigers went in-home with Goodrich last week following the Clemson official. Georgia got the final in-home visit last week, while LSU used its in-home the week before last.

Now, Goodrich is preparing to reveal his choice during a school ceremony on Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

What are the deciding factors in his decision?

“Someone to develop me as a student, person, player,” Goodrich said. “A good sports broadcasting program and a stable environment.”

Goodrich (6-2, 180) is ranked as a top-100 prospect in the 2018 class regardless of position.



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