Stepinac football standout Tyrell Goodman has verbally committed to play at Akron and will sign his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 2.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound quarterback, visited Akron this past weekend and chose the school over an offer from Stony Brook, and interest from UConn, Buffalo and Maryland. Goodman will get the opportunity to play quarterback in college.
It is unsure whether Goodman will play quarterback for the Zips, who are coming off a 1-10 season. Akron is coached by Rob Ianello, a Port Chester native and Stepinac grad, just finished his first season.
Goodman was a two-year starter at quarterback for the Crusaders, compiling a 20-3 record. He led the program to its first undefeated season in school history as a senior, capturing a CHSFL AA Division championship.
In 12 games this season, Goodman set a school record for passing yards with 1,686. He completed 67.9 percent of his throws with 23 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,172 yards and 14 scores.
Goodman was recently named as New York State’s Class A Co-Player of the Year and was selected as the MSG Varsity Hudson Valley Player of the Year.
He joins Donnie Simmons as Stepinac players headed to play Division I. Simmons, a defensive end, has committed to Syracuse.