January 1, 2012

Goldman likes the youth on FSU's roster

ORLANDO-- There where plenty of standouts along the defensive line for both the white and black teams in Orlando for the Under Armour All-America game, including five-star defensive tackle Eddie Goldman.

The nation's No. 2 overall prospect was off to a good start for Team Highlight (black team) during the first practice at Disney's Wide World of Sports before being slowed by dizziness.

"It was just my helmet," Goldman said. "First it was too tight, then it was too loose and I ended up-my head starting ringing and I started getting dizzy so I just sat down. Tomorrow I should be fine."

Despite only taking limited reps the 6-foot-4, 310-pound uncommitted prospect said he got a good idea of what he'd be going up against in practice all week in Orlando.

"I just got a feel for what the competition is like," he said. "This is the best competition I've been up against all year. It was nice to get the pads back on."

Goldman has already taken official visits FSU, Auburn, Alabama, and Miami. He is currently deciding between Cal-Berkley, Clemson, or Maryland for his final official visit.

The Washington D.C. native said that prior to the recruiting dead period, Maryland was making an effort to be one his final visits.

"They've just been pointing out the positives of staying home," he said of the Terrapins. "I'm from that area."

While the Maryland coaches have tried to recurti him to stay close at him, it is his relationship with current Florida State players that may draw him to Tallahassee.

He said he talks to Karlos Williams, Everett Dawkins, and Timmy Jernigan pretty regularly and while he likes the coaching staff, it's the players that have put FSU in his top five.

"I like the coaching staff don't get me wrong but it's more the team," he said of what he likes about FSU. "It's a chance to grow with a young team. That'd be nice."

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