"He's big time. He's a big kid that's explosive, has great feet, great athletic ability and he's a massive kid," Lancers coach Tom Hall said. "And he's still growing. He's a great weight room kid. He does everything right. He's a three-year starter, and he's going to have a great college career."
Goins said he would like to play tackle in college, but acknowledges a growth spurt is likely needed for him to remain on the edge of the line.
"I see him possibly being a guard," Hall said. "I think he can play tackle because he has good enough feet, but I can see him playing inside for most schools. We've never played him at guard, but everyone is 6-5, 6-6 in college, which is why I think he will probably move inside."
Goins' value doesn't only come on the field. He is also one of the Lancers' team leaders, and a stellar student.
"He's a full qualifier already," Hall said. "He takes a lot of advanced and honors classes. He's a great kid to coach. I'm going to hate seeing him graduate after this year. He's a great kid. He's very gritty. He's got great character. He's a fun kid to be around.
"He's a competitive kid, but he doesn't lose his head or run his mouth or anything like that. Goins told VTInsider.com last week he was close to making a decision, and Hall echoed those sentiments.
"I think within the next couple of weeks," Hall said. "He's still weighing his options. By the end of July I think he'll have a decision."