Searching for a few good men to complete its 2013 recruiting class, the LSU Tigers will finally apparently draw a visit from one of the nation’s best: safety Tahaan Goodman.
The four-star prospect from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., less than an hour east of Los Angeles Cathedral, where LSU commitment Hayden Rettig played, tweeted Sunday that he will take an official visit to LSU this coming weekend.
Goodman (6-foot-2, 184 pounds) was returning from an official visit to Oklahoma.
Southern Cal is considered the frontrunner for his signature, but Goodman is also strongly considering UCLA.
An elite prospect across the board, Goodman is ranked No. 46 nationally by 24/7 Sports, No. 49 by Rivals, No. 63 by Scout and No. 108 by ESPN. He is friends with another top LSU target, safety Priest Willis (6-2, 199) of Tempe, Ariz.
Rivals reported Auburn commitment Tashawn Bower (6-5, 241), a defensive end from Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata, will visit LSU the weekend of Jan. 25. Bower is No. 129 on the 24/7 Sports Top 247, No. 132 on the ESPN 150 and No. 182 on the Scout 300.
Elsewhere, Patterson tight end Deondre Skinner (6-3, 220) committed Sunday to Houston after decommitting from Arkansas earlier in the month.
Coaches may have full contact with prospects now through Feb. 3.
Coaches may have no contact with prospects from Feb. 4-7, bracketing the start of the national signing period on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
A number of 2013 LSU commitments are expected to be on campus Monday to enroll for spring semester classes: quarterback Anthony Jennings (6-3, 205) of Marietta, Ga.; offensive tackle Ethan Pocic (6-6, 285) of Lemont, Ill.; Monroe Neville athlete John Diarse (6-0, 210); Lincoln, Neb., Southwest defensive tackle Christian LaCouture (6-5, 267); College of San Mateo (Calif.) offensive tackle Fehoko Fanaika (6-6, 340); and tight end Logan Stokes (6-6, 240), a signee from Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Rettig (6-3, 205) tweeted that he will not begin classes until Tuesday, a minor paperwork issue the culprit.
Wide receiver Avery Johnson (6-2, 180), a native of Pompano Beach, Fla., who prepped at Hargrave (Va.) Military, tweeted Sunday “BR I’m coming now” after earlier questions about whether his test score would be approved.
With the first of 2013’s players set to arrive, LSU continued to press ahead with building its 2014 class.
The Tigers hosted nearly 20 high-profile in-state prospects Saturday for its annual “Boys from the Boot” recruiting event.
LSU picked up a pair of commitments Saturday from Westlake tight end Jacory Washington (6-5, 211) and Brother Martin offensive guard Will Clapp (6-4, 270).
A pair of four-star prospects, Washington and Clapp are LSU’s first from in state for 2014 and give the Tigers four overall.