High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: De'Jon Wilson

POY Potential: Top 5 D.C. football recruits

October, 5, 2011
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The Gatorade Player of the Year Program honors athletes who meet comprehensive and exacting criteria in high school sports. Candidates are judged on athletic production and impact in the current season. Contenders also must demonstrate high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership. Senior status has no bearing on a candidate’s merit and selections are made independent of ESPNU's recruit rankings.

That being said, the state’s top five football recruits as ranked by ESPNU are sure to enter the 2011-12 Gatorade Football Player of the Year conversation at some point. Here they are …

Eddie Goldman
Ryan Gibson/ESPNHSEddie Goldman is Washington D.C.'s No. 1 senior recruit.
1. Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, D.C.) Defensive Tackle Eddie Goldman

  • ESPNU 150 rank: 2
  • Height: 6-foot-4
  • Weight: 310 pounds
  • College: Undecided
  • Traits: Strength, run defense, disruptiveness, pass rushing
  • ESPNU scouting report: "This is an interior defensive lineman with good size. He looks to carry his weight well and should be able to comfortably play over 300 pounds at the college level. He is a big dude who will present a stout presence, but he can be disruptive as he has good quickness off the ball."

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