Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Texas A&M adding a younger Goodson?
By David Ubben
Demetri Goodson has been Gonzaga's starting point guard the past two seasons, but he's decided it was time for a change of scenery.
According to a report in the Spokane Spokesman-Review, he's quitting basketball to play football.
One problem: Gonzaga doesn't have a football program. That means he'll have to transfer. One possible landing spot?
The Texas native's older brother was Mike Goodson, a former Aggies running back who starred for three seasons in College Station before being drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
Despite the loss for his own team, Goodson's college coach, Mark Few, supported the decision.
"I'm proud to be associated with him," Few said. "He’s a tough kid, a great teammate and from a coaching standpoint, day in and day out at practice he gave everything he had and in games, too. That’s a great quality.
"He gave it a good run up here, but his heart is kind of set on this. I just want him to graduate, and he’s in great shape to do that and then he’ll be in great position for the rest of his life."
Goodson, though, hasn't played football since sophomore year of high school. Even if he doesn't end up going to Texas A&M like his brother, another Big 12 school would seem logical for the Texas native.
He'll have two years of eligibility remaining.