By Jeff Borzello
Maybe the third time is the charm for Jordan Goodman.
Goodman, who had previously committed and de-committed from both Georgetown and Rutgers, made another college decision Tuesday, choosing coach Billy Gillispie and Texas Tech. The news was confirmed to CBSSports.com by Antwain Tennell, Goodman's AAU coach with the Dwight Howard Warriors.
"It was just a good choice for him," Tennell said. "They need a wing to step in right away and play."
Goodman is a 6-foot-9 forward from the Washington, D.C., area who attends Arlington Country Day (Fla.), where Tennell is also an assistant coach. Goodman had previously gone to school at Progressive Christian (Md.) and Seneca Valley (Md.). He ran with the DC Assault AAU program until switching this season.
The well-traveled Goodman has also changed college commitments as often as high schools. He originally popped for Georgetown in March of last year, citing a connection to Dave Cox, the former Georgetown assistant and DC Assault coach. When Cox went to Rutgers two months later, Goodman decommitted from the Hoyas.
In a move that came as a surprise to no one, Goodman gave a pledge to Rutgers in June of 2010. The connection to Cox seemed to cement the decision. But two months ago, Goodman reneged on his commitment to Rutgers and reopened his recruitment.
Will this commitment stick?
Only time will tell. After all, there's still 14 months before Goodman will arrive on a college campus. For now, that campus appears as if it will be Texas Tech.