“He kind of helped me out,” Goodman told Rivals. “I hung out with him and he showed me around.”
Goodman went on to say he loved the coaching staff, the possibility of early playing time excites him and he's intrigued by OU's solid record of sending defensive backs to the NFL.
STOOPS BROTHERS TAKE TO TULSA
With a big recruiting weekend behind them, Sooners coach Bob Stoops and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops went to Tulsa on Monday to visit a pair of players who are already committed and at least one 2014 target.
They visited Sooners wide receiver commitment Jordan Smallwood at Jenks before going to Tulsa East Central, to visit defensive back commit Stanvon Taylor.
Smallwood isn't the only recruit the Sooners are after at Jenks.
They've already offered Trojans junior safety Steven Parker. Parker also has offers from Alabama, Oklahoma State and Tulsa.
RUSSELL NOT IN NORMAN YET
When asked last week about junior-college transfer defensive tackle Quincy Russell, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops hesitated before answering.
Russell signed with Oklahoma in December — meaning Stoops shouldn't be barred from talking about the three-star prospect — but he told reporters he'd stick to the statement he issued upon Russell's signing.
Monday, when OU began classes for the spring semester, the reasoning behind Stoops' hesitance became a little clearer. Russell apparently has yet to enroll at Oklahoma, according to a people search on the university's website.
Rivals.com reported that Russell took a couple intercession courses at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas, but is still expected to arrive in Norman soon.
Russell (6-foot-3, 300 pounds) originally signed with Texas out of high school, but was forced to go the junior-college route because of academic issues.
The day after Russell signed with Oklahoma, Stoops told reporters that he was a "huge difference maker" and that coaches were excited about him.
The Sooners' defensive line, which struggled through most of the 2012 season, was senior-dominated, meaning Russell could start immediately and contribute next season.