Tyler Goodman and his classmates went through a horrible experience that happens far too often, when a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 and began firing. By the time it was over, 17 people were dead.

During the shooting, Goodman, a quarterback at the school, was hiding in a room with the dean of admissions at Nicholls College, Paul Brower, and Nicholls assistant coach St. Clair Ryan. A couple of weeks after sharing that experience together, Goodman committed to Nicholls to play football.

Goodman told WFXT in Boston that Nicholls, a D-III school in Massachusetts, wasn't originally in his list of top schools, but after seeing how Brower and Ryan responded to the ordeal changed his view of the school.