Goodman Still Feeling Cal

Beaumont (Tex.) Westbrook defensive end/linebacker Ben Goodman is taking his first official visit this weekend to the state of Ohio. He continues to favor three schools, including California, where he plans to visit officially as well…

Ben Goodman (6-3, 210) still says he slightly favors Kansas, California, and Houston over Tulane, Louisiana Tech, UNLV, Miami of Ohio, and Tulsa. All have offered.

"I still like these three schools and haven't been able to narrow down my list further," he said. "I'm still talking with coaches and I'm open-minded with all of these schools."

Goodman will take his first official visit to Miami of Ohio this weekend, with another official visit date set for Kansas on Jan. 21.

"I'm really looking forward to my first official visit to Miami of Ohio this weekend – I'm excited," he said. "I know I also want to get out to Cal and Houston, but I haven't set any dates yet. I'm leaving a spot open just in case anyone else offers, but there are no other offers coming in that I know of.

"Kansas, Houston, and Louisiana Tech are all recruiting me very hard," he said. "They're calling me every week and they all want me to take an official visit there. They also like to just see how I'm doing and want to know if they're still my top schools and stuff like that."

As far as Goodman's big three go, "I love the competition in the Big 12 and I could definitely see myself playing at Kansas," he said.

"I like Cal because they've always had good teams and they get good players. And just California – I would love to have that experience out there.

"Houston is also a top favorite because they're close to home, are on-the-rise and they're winning. Plus, my parents could see me play if I went there.

"I'm thinking about some of those other schools thought just in case anything goes wrong with these three," he said. "Anything can happen – you never know."

Westbrook (4-1) is on a bye this week.

Goodman says he's racked up 25 total tackles, five tackles for loss and three pass break ups.

He reports a 2.8 GPA, a 1370 three-part SAT and a 940 two-part SAT with no plans to retake the test.

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