Armoni Goodwin is a resident of Trussville, Alabama, and he won’t be leaving the Yellowhammer State to be play his college football. The four-star running back will be joining the Auburn Tigers for the 2021 season.
In addition to Gus Malzahn’s team, Goodwin received offers from Iron Bowl rival Alabama, as well as Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, SMU, Tennessee, and Alabama-Birmingham.
The Hewitt-Trussville High School star has been an Auburn commit since his sophomore season, and it’s clear that his talent is widely respected and sought after.
The Crimson Tide gave Goodwin an offer over a year later, but despite any possible contemplation, he did not decommit from his initial pledge.
Armoni Goodwin: The Next Auburn RB Star
There was worry that Armoni Goodwin would not be able to return to full strength for his senior year after a torn ACL and MCL ended his 2019 season prematurely. However, his knee injury is considered part of the past, and he is back to firing on all cylinders.
As a sophomore, Goodwin was the focal point of Hewitt Trussville’s offense, rushing for 1,458 yards and scoring 15 Huskies touchdowns. He is a bit undersized at 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds, but he makes up for it with blinding quickness and an ability to weave through defenders.
Goodwin was named a MaxPreps Preseason All-American in 2020.
RB Armoni Goodwin Highlights
Running backs are not known for their durability or lengthy careers, so it is admittedly a bit concerning that Goodwin needed to have the reconstructive surgery before his college career even began. He undoubtedly has the potential to help bring Auburn football to even greater heights, but Tigers fans will have to wait and see if there are any ill-effects or more knee problems down the line.
Goodwin has frequent communication with Auburn running backs coach Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, according to AL.com, and will presumably be paired with Tank Bigsby, who has the chance to be a superstar in his own right.
Auburn has the unfortunate task of competing with the likes of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia in the SEC yearly, so the recruiting class must be consistently strong. 247Sports believes that Goodwin will be a strong Power Five starter with the chance of becoming an NFL Draft pick a few years down the line.