Goodman Good With Pace

The Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) four-star safety, Tahaan Goodman, is in no hurry to make a college decision...

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) safety Tahaan Goodman (6-2, 185), was arguably the top defensive performer last weekend at the NLA Elite 7on7.

So it's no surprise that the Scout 100 and Top 10 safety nationally has offers from all over the country.

But the attention has caught Goodman by surprise.

"I always knew I wanted to do something with my life, and with football," said Goodman. "I just wanted to be great and work hard and all the hard work I have put in is paying off. When I got those first few offers, it was amazing. I just felt great about it. I worked so hard and I felt like I achieved it."

But Goodman isn't content with where he's at.

"I still have a lot to work on to be the best I know I can be," said Goodman. "So I'm just working hard with B2G and getting myself better."

Goodman has offers ranging from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, South Florida, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State.

Yet no school has emerged as a leader.

"I don't have a top five right now," said Goodman. "The schools recruiting me the hardest are UCLA, Cal, Washington, Washington State and Hawaii. Really, a lot of schools are. All the ones I've gotten offers from, I talk to a lot."

Goodman said schools like USC, LSU and Oregon are also talking with him regularly, though they haven't offered.

"I'm not ready to decide and I'm going to take all of my official visits," said Goodman. "I'm playing in the U.S. Army Bowl and I could announce there, but it's too early to decide on when I'll announce."

In the meantime, Goodman is hoping to hit a few unofficial visits to schools outside the West during the spring.

He's already unofficially visited USC, UCLA and California this spring.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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