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Goodman plans to visit Cal, others

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Ben Goodman plans to visit Cal sometime this season but the Beaumont (Texas) West Brook weak-side defensive end is taking his recruitment slowly and doesn't plan to make a decision for some time.
Goodman, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect is in no rush at all. He took an official visit to Miami (Ohio) last weekend - his only scheduled trip so far - and said he'd definitely like to check out the Golden Bears.
"They came down to the school and said they liked what they saw," Goodman said. "I'm planning to take an official out there.
"I just want to know what it's like. I've never been to California and I'd like to know what the school is like. I heard it's a good education. I did my research and I'd love to go out there and play."
Kansas will get a visit from Goodman, who had 69 tackles, seven sacks and an interception in his junior season, in late January and he also plans to make a trip to Houston but will keep his fifth official visit available in case another school offers.
So far, Goodman has offers from Cal, Houston, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane and Tulsa, Lamar, Miami (Ohio), North Texas and Stephen F. Austin. The pace of Goodman's recruitment is so delayed that he said no school has emerged as a favorite.
"Nobody really stands out," Goodman said. "I'm still just taking it slow still. I don't know which direction I'm going in.
"I'm going to take all my visits and take it slow, weigh all my options. After my visits I'm going to talk to my family about it and see where I end up."
His first visit to Miami (Ohio) went well but Goodman still plans to take the rest of his trips, delay any kind of commitment and see what happens closer to National Signing Day. With a visit scheduled to Kansas for late January, no decision is expected soon.
"It was a pretty nice visit," Goodman said of Miami (Ohio). "It got kind of cold and rainy so that wasn't good but the visit went pretty good with the win over Kent."
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