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Old 05-09-2018, 09:38 PM   #1
 
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A 6'7", 370-Pound Marvel Who Can Move

Should we ...in 6-7 years?

He first appears inside Room 208 of Olmsted Academy North on a Thursday in mid-March, sitting at the corner of a table his legs can't fit under.

Kiyaunta Goodwin is fully engaged in art class. But unlike his eighth-grade classmates, he doesn't draw on a sheet of paper. Because of the size and strength of his unusually large hands, the 14-year-old uses poster board because it allows him more room to operate.

As Goodwin shifts his 6'7", 370-pound body, the 10 a.m. bell rings. Wearing a bright purple collared shirt and tan khakis, he walks toward the door, holding the black case that houses his bass clarinet in his left hand. His size 18 shoes and long strides reach the doorway in a matter of steps. He's a foot taller and 200 pounds heavier than anyone in the room.



As he exits, it's easy to see why Goodwin already has five verbal football scholarship offers—including one from Georgia, one of the hottest college football programs in the country. Local schools Louisville, Kentucky and Western Kentucky have offered as well.

They see what cannot be unseen: that this eighth-grader is already larger than most NFL linemen. He's taller than large college players and even NFL Hall of Fame lineman Anthony Munoz.

"He's a real college lineman right now," says Raesean Bruce, Goodwin's middle school coach. When Goodwin gives you a "bro-like" handshake, Bruce says your head basically bashes into his shoulder. "He's just so big, and he doesn't know his real strength yet."

In the strange, proactive and often uncomfortable world of college football recruiting, Goodwin is definitely on the radar of college coaches. While it all seems to be too much, too soon, those closest to Goodwin have been busy preparing him for what may lie ahead.

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I know... not Saints related. But holy moly!
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:59 PM   #2
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Re: A 6'7", 370-Pound Marvel Who Can Move

Brees replacement?
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I guess it will depend on the quality of the coaching he gets. Sometimes size just doesn't translate to the pros even with good coaching.
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Re: A 6'7", 370-Pound Marvel Who Can Move

I can just imagine putting this guy at guard and Brees trying to see around him ... GG!
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Instead of fattening him up. Lean him out, get him some speed training and turn him into an unstoppable fullback. 5 yards and a cloud of dust. lol 6'10 or 7' by 15 years old get, him to 300lbs and who wants to tackle him?
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Oh mha gert... that's one BIG kid
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Good WWE prospect. NFL is not going to happen. Looks like a tub lard and he's a teenager. Any DL would run circles around him.
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