Malliciah Goodman, a
Clemson Tiger for Life
The #1 strong side defensive end in the country for the 2009
class, Malliciah Goodman, is set on Clemson for his college selection. With
offers from Maryland, South
Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, Goodman picked
the Tigers early in 2008 and feels better about the school every time he
By Steve Patterson
Following in the footsteps of
Da’Quan Bowers, Goodman plans on enrolling into Clemson in January to get a
jump start on classes and conditioning for the 2009 season. Goodman is a 6’4”
255 lbs Rivals 100 recruit who dominated high school offenses as a junior and
continues to play well as a senior. We recently asked him about his play on the
field. “My speed, size, aggressiveness and never quit attitude set me apart.”
He explained to us.
Difficult to Block
He has the rare combination of
size, strength, and speed that creates trouble of quarterbacks all game long.
But he enjoys being a part of the team just as much as individual statistics. “Just
playing with a great group of guys and coaching staff,” is what he’ll remember
most about his high school career.
As a senior he’s off to a very
good start with “10.5 sacks, I’m unsure about my tackles.” He ported to us.
South Carolina West Florence features a number of highly recruited players
including Avery Murray, who is committed to Maryland as a linebacker, and John Coleman,
who will be attending Duke next year.
Looking forward to
Goodman is excited about
getting to Clemson and starting his college career. “I really like it at Clemson
and I enjoy it even more every time I go.” He told us about the campus in South Carolina. Although
the team is having a difficult year at 3-4 overall, 1-3 in conference play and
Head Coach Tommy Bowden has resigned, a couple of good recruiting classes in a
row should provide the talent a new coach needs to succeed.
What he liked most about
Clemson was the atmosphere and the academics. “A great college atmosphere,
academics, somewhere I can see me living for 4 years or more.” Is what he was
looking for when he selected Clemson. And what he found including all the above
and more. “The atmosphere, high academics and their system of tutoring, the
football program are what I liked most at Clemson.”