By Erik Harris, sports editor
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville running back Armoni Goodwin has experienced a change in heart.
The big-play senior took to Twitter on Monday night to announce his decommitment from Auburn. He says the Tigers are still an option as he opens his recruitment back up.
“First off, I want to start off by thanking coach Malzahn, coach Cadillac and Auburn University for recruiting me and believing in me,” posted Goodwin. “But after many sleepless nights and a lot of praying, I have decided to decommit from Auburn University and open up my recruitment process. I was overwhelmed and think that I rushed into committing, without thinking that this is biggest decision of my life right now. Auburn University is still in my Top 3. I just want to explore my options, during this short amount of time, to make sure that I make the best decision for the rest of my life. Please respect my decision because this has not been easy for me. My trust is in God, therefore I know I will be making the right decision.”
Goodwin, a 4-star prospect according to Rivals.com, had been committed to Auburn since May 2019. The Hewitt-Trussville senior says there are five schools he will focus on moving forward, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Florida State.
He led the Huskies with 1,424 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns on 152 carries (9.4 yard average) this season. He also had seven games with at least 100 yards rushing, as the Huskies finished up at 9-3 with a berth in the Class 7A quarterfinals.