USC Football Recruiting: Trojans Reportedly in the Mix for Tahaan Goodman


The Trojans have had a more-than-full Class of 2013 for nearly a month, but an already sticky situation could become more so, as Adam Gorney of Rivals is reporting that the USC is in on Tahaan Goodman, a safety and teammate of Chris Hawkins, who has been committed to Troy since April.

If Goodman commits, he would give the Trojans three safeties in the Class of 2013, along with Su’a Cravens and Max Redfield. Goodman at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, has the size to play safety in the Pac-12, and is the second best safety in the country according to Rivals.

With 18 commits in the class, plus the arrival of Silas Redd from Penn State, the Trojans would need two recruits to decommit, if Goodman were to play at USC. Who they could be is entirely unknown.

Judging by the way the committed players talk on to each other Twitter, there’s no signs of anyone not wanting to be a part of the USC program next fall. There are commits like Sebastian LaRue and Nico Fallah that are planning to take all of their official visits, but there aren’t any signs of either one swaying at all.

Keep in mind however, that a year ago, Arik Armstead was committed to USC, and it didn’t take long for the Trojans to become a long shot. Anything can happen.

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  • Theo

    I don’t think you should speak on what recruits have to do for USC’s recruiting. You may not have all the facts. trust lane and his staff.

    • http://fansided.com/ Michael Castillo

      As an objective observer, I just look at the number of committed players and what it means. I didn’t speculate in an oft way, or over step my bounds. Merely reported a tweet and “leaving everything to Lane”, as you say.

      • Theo

        you went beyond the tweet. Unless you heard it from lane or his staff, it is your assumption. You made a personal statement of your opinion . Instead of speculation from the outside in. I really enjoy this site, but please stick to objective facts.

        • http://fansided.com/ Michael Castillo

          I appreciate your feedback and I love that you enjoy our site. I respectfully disagree, however. Not sure where there was any opinion. Unless we’re writing an editorial piece, we tend to keep opinion out of our content.