Tahaan Goodman received his USC offer in the last few days and took an unofficial visit there on Saturday with a bunch of other top prospects to tour the facilities and talk with the coaching staff.
That was especially important for the four-star safety from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., because he has only had limited interactions with the coaches and Goodman wanted to get a better feel for them.
The four-star said it was a wonderful visit.
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"I actually had a great time," Goodman said. "Meeting with the coaches was fun, I had some one-on-ones with them and I really got to know them.
"They told me what took them so long to offer and I didn't even ask them. I wanted to know about the depth chart, which players were going to be leaving, who was going to be coming and I talked to a lot of the players. I asked how they liked it and how everything was going there."
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect who's rated No. 14 at safety and No. 150 in the 2013 rankings by Rivals.com knows a lot of the USC players since he's a local recruit and all of them had good things to say about the program.
That could play an influence as Goodman works toward a decision.
"They were definitely all positive," Goodman said.
"I know a lot of them personally and I've talked to a lot of them beforehand. When I talked to them (Saturday) they said I could definitely start my freshman year, I just have to keep talking to the coaches. They were really giving me some good advice, they said they loved it there, they loved the school and they really loved being in L.A."
USC isn't the only recent major offer for Goodman, who also landed an offer from LSU in the last few days. The Tigers will definitely be considered as his recruitment continues to stay busy.
"I talked to coach (Corey) Raymond and I had a long conversation with him," Goodman said.
"He's a great guy. He had me look at some stuff on YouTube about the school and he told me the type of players he wanted and the type of coach he was. I liked everything I heard."