BROOMFIELD — You could see the relief on Jordan Goodwin's face when she was talking about it.
For most, the recruiting process is a long and arduous affair that can be frustrating for all parties.
But Goodwin was one of the lucky ones. The Broomfield junior gave her verbal commitment last week to coach Danny Sanchez and the University of Colorado women's soccer program.
"I was looking at the school. I really love the school and I just got in contact with the coach," said Goodwin, whose Broomfield teammate Makena Bambei broke the news via Twitter. "It's so nice, there is such a weight lifted off of my shoulders."
Goodwin, who has been a regular at the Buffs' camps over the years, has been seen several times by a majority of the CU staff, especially with her club team FC Boulder and coach Phil Hufstader.
"They knew I was getting looks from other coaches and they went ahead an decided to offer me," said Goodwin, who will make it official during signing day next March.
It was an announcement that caught Broomfield coach Jim Davidson a little off guard. But the longtime Eagles coach was once again elated to know that one of his players will have a chance to represent his program at the next level.
"I'm thrilled that we are going to have a Broomfield kid that is going to play in the Pac12 and play locally," said Davidson on Tuesday night. "We are thrilled for her and her family."
Goodwin has been a part of the Broomfield program since her freshman year and has played in two state title games with the Eagles. As a freshman, she recorded six goals and six assists and as a sophomore she tallied five goals and four assists.
Through four game this year, she already has a goal and two assists.
"It's a great feather in her cap and it is really exciting for her," Davidson said. "And it is great for our program."