NCF On The Trail: Eddie Goldman

Multiple top 10 recruits no guarantee 

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As Michigan looks to add to a No. 1 recruiting class Insider that already includes No. 2 Jabrill Peppers, we look back at other schools that landed multiple top 10 recruits fared in those players' tenures. While Alabama hit a home run in 2009 -- landing future first-round picks Dre Kirkpatrick and Trent Richardson -- others have seen mixed results.

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Stephen Dunn/Getty ImagesJoe McKnight never quite reached the lofty expectations placed on him as the No. 1 recruit in USC's stacked 2006 class.
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Vidal Hazelton (No. 3 recruit) Taylor Mays (8), Antwine Perez (10)
The trio signed with a USC program that was coming off back-to-back BCS title game appearances, but their reality ended up being a pair of transfers and a final game for Mays in the Emerald Bowl. Perez played sparingly as a true freshman and then transferred to Maryland. Hazelton was the leading receiver for the Trojans in his sophomore year with 50 catches but transferred to Cincinnati after his junior year. Mays stayed all four years and earned All-American status before being drafted in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft by the 49ers. -- Garry Paskwietz

Florida State once again flexed its recruiting muscle on Wednesday, reaching up the East Coast for five-star Under Armour All-American defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (Washington/Collegiate). The 6-foot-4, 310-pound talent made his announcement live on ESPN at 10:05 a.m. ET. He picked the Seminoles over Alabama, Auburn and Miami (Fla.).

Goldman gives Florida State the nation’s No. 1-rated defensive tackle and No. 1-rated defensive, end Mario Edwards (Denton, Texas/Ryan), who is the top player in the ESPNU 150. Additionally, the Seminoles have three other ESPNU 150 recruits along the defensive line: Chris Casher (Mobile, Ala./Davidson), Dante Fowler Jr. (St. Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood) and Justin Shanks (Prattville, Ala.).

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Goldman on announcing 

January, 31, 2012
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Eddie Goldman had one last thing to say before he said what everyone is waiting for.

“It's just a relief. I'm glad to have it all over with,” the five-star defensive tackle said when asked about announcing his decision tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET on ESPNU.

Goldman, who is considering Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Miami, made his decision over the weekend, but it was a struggle long before that. The nation's tenth best prospect said he has been stressed for about two months.

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ESPNU Signing Day Times

January, 31, 2012
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ESPNU's national signing day coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET. Here's the list of the announcements and time for some of the top prospects.

NOTE: Bold names are announcements, all others are interviews.

Eddie Goldman has made up his mind 

January, 30, 2012
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Eddie Goldman has made his decision. Now the recruiting world just has to wait.

The five-star defensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Friendship is scheduled to announce his college decision at 10:05 a.m. ET Wednesday on ESPNU.

Goldman's mother, Sharon Davis, said the family made the decision this weekend after weighing the pros and cons of the four schools the family is considering: Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Miami. Goldman took took official visits to all four schools.

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ESPNU Signing Day Times

January, 30, 2012
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ESPNU's national signing day coverage kicks off at 9 a.m. ET. Here's the list of the announcements and time for some of the top prospects.

NOTE: Bold names are announcements, all others are interviews.

Thursday’s episode of RecruitingNation

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"RecruitingNation" airs at 5:30 p.m. ET today on ESPNU with host Dari Nowkhah and RecruitingNation's Tom Luginbill, Craig Haubert and Jamie Newberg.

RecruitingNation breaks down the top 10 players still undecided, including Dorial Green-Beckham, Davonte Neal, Andrus Peat and Eddie Goldman. The panel discusses why these players are important, where are they are likely to end up, and what it means for the teams that don’t get them.

The show will also feature results from ESPN The Magazine’s "Recruiting Confidential" poll of the top prospects in the nation. Who do the top players think is the nation’s best recruiter? Most over-rated recruiter? And, do they feel like they were being stalked through the recruiting process?

The show wraps up with a look at the top storylines for fans to follow as we count down to Feb. 1, national signing day.

Goldman to announce on NSD 

January, 18, 2012
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The end has been established for Eddie Goldman's recruitment.

The five-star defensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Friendship will announce his college decision on Feb. 1, which is national signing day.

Goldman had recently considered making an announcement earlier, but decided to wait. He is considering Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Miami.

Goldman doesn't have any more official visits scheduled nor is planning to host any recruiters.

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Eddie Goldman down to four finalists 

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Eddie Goldman is close to a decision.

The five-star defensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Friendship won't take anymore official visits and is zeroing in on the schools he traveled to this winter and fall: Auburn, Alabama, Florida State and Miami.

“No we're not going to take it,” Goldman's mother, Sharon Davis, said of the unused fifth official visit that her son has left. “We've been talking it over the last couple of days and we're getting close to making a decision on one of the four schools that we've already visited.”

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