Kenneth Goins Jr., junior, fullback, No. 30
Collegiate stats: 17 rushing attempts, 89 rushing yards, eight catches, 66 receiving yards, two touchdown receptions
High school: Gilman (Baltimore, MD)
High school stats (Senior Year): 290 rushing yards, 11 touchdowns, 61 tackles, 15 sacks
Composite recruiting rating: Three stars (0.8471), No. 50 running back, No. 18 recruit in Maryland, via 247Sports.
Who Maryland beat: West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Tulane
High school highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Goins was the 2011 Baltimore Sun All-Met Defensive Player of the Year after starring defensively for Gilman. He committed to Maryland only a few weeks after receiving a scholarship offer after considering the likes of Syracuse, and Tulane among others. His senior year, he recorded 15 sacks his senior season on defense while also scoring 11 touchdowns on offense. He also ran track and played basketball at Gilman. Goins came to Maryland as a running back before ultimately being converted to a fullback. On his commitment to Maryland:
"I felt like I really connected with the coaches there. I feel like I fit into their program well."
Goins redshirted his freshman year before appearing in all 13 games the following season. He followed up a successful redshirt-freshman season with an even more successful sophomore campaign, rushing for 62 yards on 14 carries, including a career high 31 yards rushing against James Madison.
Blocking a punt that resulted in the game winning score against USF last season.
He continues to be a great lead blocker for Wes Brown, Brandon Ross, and whoever ends up at quarterback. He builds on his offensive numbers from last season (1+ touchdowns) and starts to build up draft stock for his remaining two years of eligibility.
Goins is penciled in as the starting fullback on the first depth chart for the 2015 season. The Terps should be a better team offensively with a more experienced line, but any rushing success the Terps have will most likely have something to do with Goins blocking for Brown and Ross. He has proven to be one of the most consistent performers on the Terps roster and should look to improve on his success by paving the way for Terrapin rushers and as a line of defense for the quarterback position. He could also see his share of touches in the redzone, but expect him to be used as a blocker the majority of the time.
This native of South Carolina once cited Tim Tebow as being his his role model.
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