When Jordan Goodman decommitted from Georgetown last month, all signs pointed to the 6-foot-8 forward from Progressive Christian Academy (Md.) following former Hoyas’ assistant coach David Cox to Rutgers.
At the time, a source said, “The kid is close to Dave Cox. He’s going to Rutgers.”
Therefore, it came as no surprise when Goodman ended his recruitment on Monday, committing to the Scarlet Knights. He had visited the New Jersey campus in early June, and enjoyed his trip.
DC Assault coach Bruce Handon confirmed the news to me via text.
“Their relationship was the main reason,” Handon said of the connection between Goodman and Cox.
Cox was a former coach for the DC Assault AAU program, which Goodman plays for on the spring and summer circuit.
“That was Jordan’s guy, you know, Jordan was his recruit,” DC Assault coach Bruce Shingler said at the time of the decommitment. “He just liked coach Cox, wanted to play for coach Cox. He made a commitment to Dave Cox.”
And now it looks like Goodman has made another commitment to Cox, deciding to join him at Rutgers.