As one of the better running backs to come out of Texas in awhile, there's a reason that Michael Goodson has drawn comparisons to both former Lone Star state standouts Eric Dickerson and Adrian Peterson.
It's because Goodson (6-0, 190, 4.4) used both speed and power to rush for 1,150 yards last season, averaging over 11 yards per carry and scoring 23 touchdowns while leading Collins High - located in Klein - to an 8-2 mark.
If not for his team running the option and the quarterback keeping the ball a lot, Goodson would have racked up a ton more yards.
"I think my speed and strength are my biggest strengths and I try to use them both in games," Goodson said. "But you can always get more athletic and stronger and that's what my goal is for next season. I am going to work hard this summer."
Arkansas is among a lengthy list of schools that Goodson is considering along with Notre Dame, Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, USC, UCLA, Auburn, Ole Miss, Iowa, Iowa State, Arizona and Arizona State.
"I am really wide open right now and don't really favor any one in particular, but yes, Arkansas is one of the schools I am interested in and plan on checking out," Goodson said. "I know they have had some great teams and some great running backs come through there."
Goodson has already been to the three Texas schools on unofficial visits and has plans to check out Arkansas this summer.
"It's among the schools we are planning to drive to and see this summer," Goodson said. "I'm looking forward to checking them out more. They send me a lot of mail and I got my offer from them in the mail about a month ago."
As of right now, the only thing on Goodson's summer schedule is planning on attending a Nike Combine on the campus of TCU.
"I don't know what all I am going to do except check out a lot of schools," Goodson said, "and work hard to get better every day."
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