With just three weeks before National Signing Day on Feb. 6, Rancho Cucamonga four-star safety Tahaan Goodman has some studying to do.
The No. 4 safety in the country, according to rivals.com, has narrowed more than 40 scholarship offers to a list of nine. UCLA may be the frontrunner based on the fact that Goodman hasn’t felt drawn to any of the schools he has visited out of state and has had no contact with USC as of late.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior visited Oklahoma Jan. 11 and is visiting LSU this weekend.
“I’m open to going to a school out of the state, but I haven’t been to one yet that felt like it was somewhere I could live,” Goodman said. “(Oklahoma) wasn’t much different that a lot of schools I’ve seen. It wasn’t anything too special.”
Schools besides UCLA, USC, LSU and Oklahoma still in consideration are Miami, Florida, Florida State, Washington and Texas A&M. Goodman has unofficially visited Washington and USC. Having taken official visits to only UCLA and Oklahoma, Goodman is hoping to squeeze in as many visits as he can between now and Signing Day. He may even try to work in a visit to Hawaii, which could jump into the final mix if his trip goes well.
“I just want to make the commitment at school the same day as my teammates,” he said. “I’m not too worried about it. I think I’ll figure it out by then.”