Well, the Hokies definitely went about addressing their lines this weekend. Defensive Tackle Cam Goode is now the third commit of the weekend, all three of whom play in the trenches. He’s the second defensive lineman to commit after Eli Adams (this weekend), and is the first Virginia Tech commitment from DC in this recruiting cycle. The Hokies don’t usually dip into the District, so this is a bit of a change- especially after Goode had only declared his Top 8 on the first of June:
Goode is rated as a three star defensive tackle by the services that rank him (Scout, 247, Rivals), but unranked by ESPN. He’s the thirteenth commitment to the Hokies, the fourth commitment in four days, the seventh defensive commitment, and the third defensive linemen. Goode’s other offers include Army, Arizona, Rutgers, Indiana, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Wake Forest, and Syracuse. His primary recruiter was Holmon Wiggins.
But let’s celebrate a bit. Four commitments in three days with DJ Crossen, Eli Adams, John Harris, and Cam Goode joining up? That’s a good weekend.
Back to the film room! I’m getting drunk off all this lineman tape, so I hope I hold together.
Cameron ‘Cam’ Goode (Washington, DC. 5’-11.5”, 315lbs. Defensive Tackle)
Goode moves pretty fast for a guy that’s built like a fire hydrant- and I mean that in the best way. He’s a nose tackle. In Tech’s defensive front he’d be the anchor tackle like Nigel Williams was. He’s got a bit of speed to him but nothing overmuch as compared to the power he can show in just pushing guards out of the way. He’s going to need some conditioning- I’m not convinced all that 315lbs is good weight, and while some bad weight as a defensive tackle is expected or accepted, it’s not going to cut it with the athleticism that Foster demands out of his defensive corps. I like his general ball awareness and his willingness to move it up the field if a play gets by him or is sent thataway, but his main job is to stuff up the middle of the LOS and just be in the way of anything into the middle of the field, which he does fine. Tech needed help at defensive tackle and got it today.