Goodman has his eyes on the Huskies

One of the top safeties on the West Coast has his eyes on the Huskies and Rancho Cucamonga (Ca.) S Tahaan Goodman told that he's hoping to visit Washington during the spring...

"I really like Washington a lot," Goodman told recently. "I talk a lot with coach (Tosh) Lupoi, but I've talked to all of the coaches up there and I really like them a lot.

"They are all energetic and I love their plans for their defense, plus my friend Chris Hawkins has been offered by them and I know he likes them a lot too.

"We have both talked about going to the same college together, but we also know we need to make the best decision for ourselves."

Goodman has taken in USC, UCLA and Cal's Junior Days, saying he enjoyed them all, but that the Golden Bears' event impressed him the most.

"When I was at USC, there were a ton of guys there and at UCLA there were a bunch of guys, so I didn't get to talk to the coaches as much as I probably would have liked," Goodman noted. "At Cal, there were probably only 25 or 30 guys there and that gave us a lot of time to talk to the coaches and go over film and stuff like that.

"The facilities at Cal are amazing and it's going to be great there when everything is all finished. It was a great place for me to see up close."

Washington is a school also on his itinerary as he wants to take as many unofficial visits as possible.

"We both (Goodman and Hawkins) want to get up there and visit Washington for their Junior Day if we can work out the travel," Goodman said. "If not, we will get up there during the summer at some point.

"I've heard how great it is up there and I'd love to see their improvements in their facilities too. It would really help me to totally understand how great that program is if I can get up there and I know Chris wants to go too."

Currently Goodman has 20 offers from schools across the country and he said he's open, at least at this point, to any school that wants to offer.

"Florida is my most recent offer," Goodman said. "I really am open to everyone right now. If a school likes me and they offer, then I'm going to give them the attention they deserve and after I've visited a bunch of schools, that's when I wills start narrowing things down."

With his outstanding size (6'2", 190), range and 4.4 speed, to go along with his productivity (45 tackles) and versatility, Goodman is the ideal prospect at the safety position.

"I can play either safety spot," Goodman said. "I like to hit and I like to make plays on the ball. I would rather make a big pick and give the ball back to my offense to help the team and that's something I'm working on a lot this season -- being better when the ball is in the air."

We will have more from Goodman in the coming weeks and months and will update news on him as it happens.

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