Football: Imhotep's Goode headed to Maine

Imhotep Charter's Najee Goode, a speedy cornerback and kick returner, has committed to play at the University of Maine.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior took an official visit to the school last weekend. "I really had a good relationship with the coaching staff," he said. "I like the location. I'll be away from the city and able to just focus on football and academics."

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Imhotep Charter's Najee Goode (#2) will play his college football at the University of Maine. (Lou Rabito/Inquirer Staff)

Goode, who lives near 24th and Diamond in North Philly, also received interest from Ball State, Buffalo, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Old Dominion, and Towson. His other visits were to West Chester and Slippery Rock.

Last season, while helping the Panthers post a 14-1 record and advance to the PIAA Class AA state semifinals, Goode registered 55 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and six interceptions.

National Signing Day is Wednesday.