A former Father Mercredi football star is out to show he’s got the goods to take it to the professional level.
On Monday, Canadian Football Chat announced their first edition of the 100 top recruits for 2020 in Canada, with Fort McMurray’s Lamar Goods taking the 4th spot.
The imposing 6’3″, 295-pound defensive tackle is coming off a season that included a city championship with Father Merc and an International Bowl title, while representing Canada.
He tells Mix News making the top-100 is a dream come true.
“I always looked at players on CFC list as the top recruits in Canada, when I was younger. Being on this list now, I’m stoked. It’s just mind-boggling to me.”
Goods will be also making another appearance for Canada at July’s World Championships in Mexico City.
At 16-years-old, he will be the youngest player on the team.
He says he’s hoping his impact will help put Fort McMurray football on the map.
“I want to be great. I want to strive for that and I think I do strive for that. I don’t believe in one area or aspect to improve. I think people should work on their overall. It doesn’t matter if you have perfection in one thing, there is always the improvement.”
When it comes to the professional level, Goods knows he’s got the abilities and the athleticism to make it into either the NFL or CFL.
He says for now though, he’s just focusing on improving so that he can get himself playing in the NCAA.
“Where everything’s going, how it’s looking, how I’m playing and doing. I know I have the tools, I just need to put them to use. So, we’ll see but obviously, my goal is Division One – that’s where I want to go.”
Goods will be taking his talents to Connecticut in the fall to play for the prestigious St. Thomas More Preparatory School.