Highly regarded offensive lineman Kiyaunta Goodwin has enrolled at Ballard High School (Louisville, Kentucky) for his sophomore year with hopes of playing football for the Bruins this season.
Ballard athletic director Chris Kinney confirmed Wednesday morning that Goodwin has enrolled at the school. Wednesday marked the first day of classes for Jefferson County Public Schools.
Goodwin, at 6-foot-8, 350 pounds, played at Holy Cross (Louisville, Kentucky) as a freshman last season and was named to the MaxPreps Freshman All-American team. He already has received a bevy of scholarship offers, including from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville and Louisiana State.
Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules state transfers must sit out one year before becoming eligible to play sports, although there are several exceptions. Goodwin has not yet been cleared by the KHSAA to play this season.
Holy Cross coach Bob Bronger said Goodwin did not return to the program following the KHSAA’s dead period that ended July 9.
“He said he needed to do what’s best for him and his family,” Bronger said.
Ballard is scheduled to scrimmage at Highlands on Friday before opening its regular season Aug. 23 at Doss.