The headlines were pretty quiet this week during Baylor’s first bye week, but David Ubben, of ESPN.com, had an interesting article about Baylor cornerback Demtri Goodson.
Goodson, a native of Spring, Texas, with a brother who played football for Texas A&M, spent two years playing point guard under Mark Few for Gonzaga’s basketball team before deciding to make the switch to Baylor football.
Here’s a little bit of the Q&A between Goodson and Ubben.
Ubben: I know this is your second year, but take us back. How'd you make the decision to leave Gonzaga hoops and come play Baylor football?
Goodson: I just prayed about it one night. My dad, he had told me I should look into playing football for my future, and I started thinking about it. I was really, really good before I stopped playing, so I kept praying on it and one day I woke up and was like, "I'm gonna do it." I talked to my high school coach (Ronny Feldman of Klein Collins High School) and let him know.
Ubben: Not too many guys have played two different sports at two different schools, and I'm sure there's tons of differences, but what's the biggest about starting at point guard for Gonzaga and starting at corner for Baylor?
Goodson: Being a point guard, you really have to control your team like a quarterback playing football. Playing corner, you're really just doing a job. Everyone's got a job to do, and my job is to go out there and not let anybody catch the ball and hold down the corners. It's kind of similar, but it's definitely different. I feel like cornerback is more of a job, a team-type of position, more so than the point guard is. Cornerback is definitely tough, but I'm pretty good at it, I think.