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Goodson talks his next step

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The beat goes on with Rivals100 running back Michael Goodson as today he de-committed from Oklahoma State and opened up the race to two other schools.
Earlier today, his high school coach Ronnie Feldman reported that Goodson was looking at his new options all on the table and did not want to hold up the process for the Cowboy coaching staff while he looked around. Apparently, with the latest commitments for OSU and Goodson's desire to still take trips, it looks like a two team race.
"I am opening it back up," Goodson said late on Monday. "I really liked my visit to USC and I want to see Texas A&M this weekend. I'm going to check out Miami in January. I want to be fair to Oklahoma State and not tie them up to look at another running back.
Though he is planning a Florida trip to see the Hurricanes, the four-star Goodson says it will come down to two schools in the end.
"It will come down to USC and Texas A&M," Goodson said.
Goodson originally committed to Oklahoma State in August before rushing for 973 yards on 99 carries during his senior season. He suffered an ankle injury early on during his senior year, which kept him out of a few games. The Tigers ended up with a 3-7 season, 2-5 in district play.
By mid-season, he was contemplating taking an official visit to USC after being recruited heavily by Trojan assistant Ken Norton Jr.
"That visit really opened my eyes," Goodson said about the trip to see the Trojans. "I mean what is not to like. They are on top of the college football stage. Texas A&M has always been on my list and there might be an opportunity to play early there."
The Cowboys were reportedly still slightly in the race, but Goodson says that he is now back to looking around. He was rumored to have made his trip to OSU this weekend, but that did not take place.
"I know it's going to get crazy with the calls again," he said. "But I just need to do this and I wanted to let Oklahoma State know early and I wish them the best of luck."
Goodson is rated as the No. 5 rated player in the state of Texas and the No. 8 running back in the country.
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