A few hours before Mike Rhoades will make his head coaching debut at Penn State, he secured a commitment from his first blue-chip prospect.
On Monday, Class of 2024 power forward Miles Goodman from Southern California Academy committed to Penn State.
Goodman’s the first big man to commit to the school in the 2024 recruiting cycle.
Goodman (6-foot-10, 220 pounds) chose Penn State over schools such as Cal, TCU, Texas Tech and Washington. He’s the No. 18 power forward and the No. 106 overall player in the country according to On3’s Industry rankings.
Goodman discussed why he chose Penn State to various recruiting outlets right after he made his commitment.
“The coaching staff showed a lot of love and I liked everything about the school,” Goodman said. “I can see myself going there, and coach (Mike) Rhoades really showed me he wanted me”.
247Sports national recruiting analyst Travis Branham gave a scouting report on Goodman. He sees him as a skilled big man with a high ceiling.
“Goodman is one of the most naturally gifted prospects on the west coast, possessing tremendous physical tools standing 6-foot-10 with long arms, a promising frame and plus athleticism,” Branham wrote. “At his best, Goodman can be an imposing force on the glass, a major defensive presence and has an improving offensive skillset to continue developing in the years ahead.”
Goodman joins (Alcoa) Tennessee guard Jahvin Carter and his Southern California Academy teammate, three-star combo guard Dominick Stewart in the 2024 recruiting class before early signing day Wednesday.