LAS VEGAS - Tahaan Goodman is a high-flying, athletic safety who was among the best players all weekend at the New Level Athletics Elite 7 on 7 and he's starting to get some more heavy hitters involved in his recruitment.
Alabama and LSU are showing interest in the 6-foot-2, 185-pound four-star safety from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and neither is out of the question since Goodman has family in the South.
The B2G standout definitely has the skill and athleticism to shine in the SEC and so Goodman said he's interested in learning more about each program. Since he doesn't plan to make his decision for a while there's a good chance he could make trips to those schools.
"I like those schools," Goodman said. "I'd like to take a trip down there and experience more out of state. It helps a little bit that I have family down there. That wouldn't be my total decision just based on family but it does have a little bit to do with it.
"I'm taking it slow and narrowing it down, too. I'm doing both. I want to take it slow, I still want to take all my officials but I'm trying to narrow it down a little bit, too. With all this homework I'm just going to wait."
Rated as the No. 14 safety and No. 150 overall prospect in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, Goodman said he wants to remain patient and not make a quick decision.
Official visits will probably happen first, he'll continue narrowing down his list and then make his commitment much later in the recruiting process.
"Right now I don't really know about favorites because I still have so many months to make a decision," Goodman said.
"I still have to check all the schools out. I want to take all my officials. That would be great and then make a decision later on."
In total, Goodman lists offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Cincinnati, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Houston, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, South Florida, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State.