Goodman talks about newest offers

Tahaan Goodman was not really considering another trip to USC because it had not offered but the Trojans came through for the four-star safety from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and he's planning to head down on Saturday.
"I'm very excited about it," Goodman said. "I'm humbled by it and I'm just taking it one step at a time. I want to get there and see what they're talking about, see what the school is about.
"I've already been there once and I've seen a couple of the facilities but we didn't get too much one-on-one time with the coaches. I can get there this Saturday and Priest (Willis) and I can see how it is. I want to talk to the coaches again. I do want to go there again and check it out."
The offer from USC is big for Goodman, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect who shined last weekend at the New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas. He was arguably one of the best players at the entire event.
But the Rancho Cucamonga standout admitted he is not ready to make a decision yet so this visit to USC is to get a better feel for the coaching staff as his recruitment moves forward.
"They've been sending me mail and talking to me on Facebook and saying they wanted me to come," Goodman said.
"The coaches said they wanted me to come to the spring game but I didn't have too much reason to go since I didn't have an offer there. Now that I have an offer I can go show my face and see what it's about. I can go check it out because it's a school I know now is interested in me."
Teammate Chris Hawkins, a four-star cornerback, is expected to announce his decision on Sunday after the NIKE Camp at Cerritos College. USC and Stanford are his finalists.
Hawkins and Goodman are close with Willis, a four-star cornerback from Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza - all three play for B2G - and Willis is also seriously considering the Trojans as well.
Talking about playing together in college has happened but Goodman said all three are also open to making their own decisions.
"Chris and I talked about it at first, we wanted to do the package deal, and then after we got a couple offers we spread out and got independent on it," Goodman said.
"I talk to Priest about that too, doing a package deal, but we didn't get too much in-depth because he's so far. We've talked about it on the phone a little bit. All three of us playing together? I don't know."
Goodman, rated No. 14 at safety and No. 150 in the 2013 rankings by, said he would still like to take official visits and investigate his many options before making a decision even after the USC offer. So many offers have come in that Goodman said he has lots to consider.
"I'm definitely undecided," Goodman said. "I want to see more schools. I like the schools I've seen but I can't make a decision yet. I want to see some other schools out there."
Other than his offer from USC, Goodman landed one from Tennessee on Wednesday and he's definitely excited about the Volunteers as well. The SEC appeals to many prospects and Goodman wants to learn more about that program.
LSU could be the next to offer but the Tigers have not come through as of Thursday evening.
"(Tennessee) offered me (Wednesday) and I liked it a lot," Goodman said. "The coach was telling me about the program and I was really happy and really excited. He was telling me about the crowds and being on TV and they were saying a lot of good things I liked.
"When people asked me about schools (LSU) is the first one that pops me into my head. LSU is a big program and they get a lot of people to the NFL. My grandfather loves LSU."