Goldsmith Finalizes Four Official Visits

Brandon Goldsmith (Walters State CC) intended to check out Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.  The Georgia-raised guard shared with OVCHoops.com last week that his travel plans included Radford, possibly SIUE, and then Southern.

A week later, Goldsmith has returned from Radford without solidified SIUE plans.

“It wasn’t really a problem,” said Goldsmith after detailing his Radford visit.  “[SIUE] was interested in me and Ricky (Dunnaway).  They wanted us to both come up at the same time.”

After that partial invitation the connection dropped off.

“I haven’t talked with them since,” said Goldsmith.  “I am assuming they found another recruit, or maybe something else…It is nothing personal.”

Is Ricky still an SIUE target?

“He hasn’t spoken to them either.”

Goldsmith Visits

Lining up the first official is always helpful.  Many recruits pick a school before they complete all scheduled official visits.  Radford laid a good foundation for Goldsmith.

“It was very good,” said Brandon Goldsmith of his Radford official visit.  “I liked the campus and the team did a good job of making me feel comfortable.”

Assistant Coach David Boyden showed Goldsmith around the campus.

“We had a workout,” said Goldsmith.  “It was pickup.  5-on-5.”

Figuring out his place within the program, against scholarship players was enjoyable for the unsigned guard.

“I feel like I fit in pretty well,” said Goldsmith.  “Especially defensively and offensively.  It kind of felt normal to me.  It wasn’t too tough or anything.”

Radford did not pressure Brandon Goldsmith into committing on the spot.

“They said they would contact me in a couple days,” said Goldsmith.  “That is all we really spoke about.  They didn’t really pressure me into committing right away.”

This upcoming weekend Brandon Goldsmith will check out Youngstown, Ohio.  The Penguins of YSU waddled into the recruiting race.

“Nothing was really definite, but I heard they have some new coaching stuff going on,” said Goldsmith of YSU.  “Nothing really took place, so that wasn’t really an option at all.  But I got contacted again this past week.  I am assuming it was the new coach.”

Beyond the Youngstown State visit, Goldsmith intends to visit Southern University (LA) the 18th-20th and North Carolina Central the 21st of April.

Ricky Dunnaway’s SIUE Offer?

Ricky Dunnaway

Walters State big man Ricky Dunnaway is 230 pounds and stands 6-foot-8.  A Murfreesboro-native, Dunaway majored in Business at Walters State and listed his hobbies as “video games, hanging out with friends, and basketball.”

Big man Dunnaway played high school hoops for Oakland High (TN) and competed with the Nashville Celtics AAU program.  With Walters State, Dunnaway averaged 12 ppg, 6 rpg, and 2 bpg earning him All-TCCAA.

According to Goldsmith, Dunnaway’s SIUE offer is dangling, but judging by the lack of contact in the last two weeks, the offer is precarious at best.

Canisius and SIUE offered Dunnaway in March.

 

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