Recruiting: Goodson Talks About Decommitting

Klein Collins running back Michael Goodson spoke in a low, quiet tone when we finally reached him Monday night. Recruiting reporters from all over no doubt have been seeking him out since his high school head coach Ronnie Feldman announced Monday afternoon that Goodson was decommitting from Oklahoma State after being verbally committed since mid-summer.

"I decommitted from Oklahoma State to allow them to look for other running backs," said Goodson. "I've known for awhile that I wanted to look around and I wanted to be honest about it with OSU and everybody else."

Goodson said it really had nothing to do with Oklahoma State, but more to do with his desire to check out other schools.

"I've really liked USC all along, and my hero is Reggie Bush," said the 6-0, 200-pounder that rushed for 1,041 yards last season as a junior and finished just over 900 yards after an injury plagued season this fall. "I'm going to be at Texas A&M this weekend and then I still am considering Oklahoma State and would like to schedule the visit sometime after Christmas."

Goodson said his recruiting can take more time now because he is not going to be a midterm transfer.

"I'm going to wait," he said.

Goodson explained the scheduled visit to Oklahoma State this weekend that he did not make. "I was having thoughts of telling everybody that I wasn't committed anymore to Oklahoma State, and Coach (Feldman) told me it would probably be the best thing if I waited and didn't go on the visit."

Goodson said he really doesn't have a timetable for making a decision and that he wants to sit back and take a look at everything and decide which is the best school and situation for him. He also added that he doesn't have visits scheduled to either Miami or LSU as have been reported (that is information we received from his father.) Goodson said right now it is USC, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State.

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