After missing on Amile Jefferson Tuesday, it looks like NC State is getting in late on 6-6 200 lb forward Savon Goodman, who is--for now at least--a member of the 2012 class.
Rob Moore, Goodman’s coach at Philly Constitution, told SNY.tv Wednesday that N.C. State was now recruiting the 6-6 Goodman and that he planned to take more visits after the dead period ends. He recently visited Seton Hall and Pitt.
Originally a Villanova commitment, Goodman is being pursued by St. John's, Temple, Pittsburgh, and Seton Hall, among others. He is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and is No. 72 in the Rivals150. ESPN's recruiting service ranks him No. 100 overall. From his Scout profile:
Goodman looks like he could play football as well as basketball. There is no better physical specimen in the class, and he uses that strength and athleticism to his advantage. Goodman loves to drive to the bucket and finish through contact. Also he attacks the glass. Shooting is a major growth area for Goodman has he can really struggle from beyond the arc and in the mid-range.
This is all preliminary at this point, so we'll see how it develops. There seems to be a decent chance that Goodman ends up prepping and reclassifying to the class of 2013.