Greeneville (TN) junior Dorien Goddard, a 2017 Tennessee Football Coaches Association Class 4-A All-State selection at wide receiver, announced his commitment to the University of Virginia Thursday (March 29). The 6’3”, 218-pound prospect committed while on an unofficial visit, the second visit he has made to Charlottesville this month.
“All Thanks to God! Thankful to say I have committed to The University of Virginia,” Goddard wrote in the tweet below. “Huge Thanks to the Coaching staff for making it feel like home!! Also Thanks to my mom, I GREATLY appreciate her and ALL the sacrifices she has made, and is currently making so that I can live out my dream! Proud to say I am a part of The New Standard!! #GoHoos”
— doriengoddard (@dgodd11) March 29, 2018
Goddard helped the Greene Devils captured a 4-A state championship on the gridiron this past season, when he hauled in 64 receptions for 1,012 yards and 12 touchdowns. He played also plays defensive end. A two-sport standout, Goddard plays for the Greene Devils varsity basketball squad as well.
247Sports ranks Goddard as a 3-star prospect and the no. 41 junior in Tennessee. Georgia Tech, Central Michigan, and Middle Tennessee are among the other schools that had offered prior to the Greeneville’s star’s commitment.
Check out Goddard’s junior season highlights (courtesy of Hudl) below, followed by a rundown of Virginia’s class of 2019, which now includes three players.