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Klein Collins soon to be full of recruiters

Lights. Camera. Action.
Photo shoots, media requests and interviews are piling up on Klein (Texas) Collins coach Ronnie Feldman's desk for running back Michael Goodson.
"Everybody has offered Michael, scouts will be all over our school and magazines have called to name him the best running back in the country," Feldman said. "I think he's mature enough to handle this and he has a good support staff. We have several coaches who coached on the college level to help him and his family is prepared for this.
"He's a humble kid and our system is such that it is not the "Mike Goodson Show," he said. "He's just another member of the team and there shouldn't be the build up on him."
Feldman employs the triple-option ground attack and it will be more like "All in the Family."
Michael Goodson will be the featured back. The other slot back position is brother Jakar Goodson and the quarterback could be sophomore Demetri Goodson.
Goodson has been offered from the likes of UCLA, USC, Oklahoma, LSU and Texas A&M, just to name a few.
"He talked with the Oklahoma coaches and they told him about Adrian Peterson," Feldman said. "They told him how Peterson works out with the offensive linemen. How he gets the respect of those big guys who will be protecting him throughout the season and not working with the wimpy skills guys."
Goodson's work ethic and versatility sets him apart from every other Division I running back prospect.
"No question, he's the best high schooler I've had and I've also coached 16 years in college," Feldman said. "Even in college, I haven't seen many kids like him. He's the total package who combines toughness, speed, work ethic, great hands and size. But he's so athletic that he could play defensive back or wide receiver."
The Goodson's aren't the only prospects for Klein Collins. Opening holes for Goodson are Matt Allen and David Brown. Allen (6-3, 285-pounds) has been offered by Auburn, Houston, Kansas State and Oklahoma State, while LSU is nearing. Brown is receiving interest from Northwestern.
"I really like Texas A&M, Kansas State and Oklahoma State right now, but I want to take some visits to get a better feel for it," Allen said. "I'm going to LSU next weekend and I'm excited to see the campus."
Safety Franklin Mitchem is a 6-4, 200-pound rangy defensive back with basketball skills. Mitchem has been offered by Arizona State, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State with several other schools showing interest.
"He's got the genetics," Feldman said. "He is just growing into his body. Franklin is also an honor roll student and will be in the top 10 percent of our graduating class."
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