There's a "very good chance" Madison High School grad Justin Goodwin will have an opportunity to play in Rutgers' football opener Thursday at Fresno State, even though he's not listed on the two-deep depth chart, ScarletNation.com wrote Monday.
The Star-Ledger's Tom Luicci wrote last week that Goodwin "could very well get his first carry and be an integral part of the Scarlet Knights’ running game" in the season opener.
Goodwin has impressed coaches and players all summer, and quickly made the adjustment to college football after winning three consecutive state championships with the Dodgers. He offers a change of pace from the two players ahead of him in the pecking order, Savon Huggins and Paul James, which could help him see playing time, according to MyCentralJersey.com.
“It’s definitely a big difference than playing in high school," Goodwin told the website. "It’s a lot faster tempo, and I’m just trying to learn as much as I can and help in any way I can.”