“More is always better,” as far as Tahaan Goodman is concerned. The Rancho Cucamonga four-star safety has already exceeded his expectations having pulled in 25 scholarship offers in the last few months. But the 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior is committed to remaining uncommitted. Though he has offers from LSU, Oklahoma, Florida, Nebraska, Boise State, USC and Oklahoma State, to name a few, his ears will remain open until he finishes his recruiting trips in the fall.
The two official visits cemented in his schedule are LSU and Hawaii. Goodman has already taken unofficial trips to USC, UCLA, Cal and Arizona State and plans to visit San Diego State this weekend.
“It’s hard sometimes when you go to a school and it makes you want to commit right away,” Goodman said. “But then I just think about all the schools I haven’t seen yet. I’ve always said I want to see everything that I can before I make this decision.”
Goodman, however, isn’t even the only highly recruited player in his own secondary. He and USC-committed cornerback Chris Hawkins will both play in the U.S. Army All-American all-star game in San Antonio on Jan. 5.
Hawkins chose to remain close to home, deciding on USC over Stanford among his 26 offers. Goodman has been very frank about his willingness to go to school far from home and has the offers to match his attitude.
“I have a lot of family spread out all over the country,” Goodman said. “And even if I didn’t end up anywhere close to family, it’s only four years. From the beginning, I’ve said I’ll go away from home and that hasn’t changed.”