There is a player from the class of 2009 to keep your eye on in linebacker/tight end Todd Golper (6-1, 220, 4.65) from Arcadia, Calif. Golper is already getting recruiting attention from schools from coast-to-coast. This two-way standout has the versatility to play on either side of the ball when it is his turn to play on the collegiate level.
Though he plays tight end for Arcadia, if he lines up on the offensive side of the ball in college it will more than likely be as a fullback.
Golper is one of the reasons, along with UCLA commit Kevan Walker that Arcadia is 4-0.
From his linebacker spot, Golper has been a tackling machine accounting for 57 tackles, four sacks, and three forced fumbles.
On the offensive side of the ball, Golper has six receptions for 169 yards and has scored three touchdowns including the game winner last Friday Night with 16 seconds left on the clock.
Golper is already getting serious recruiting attention.
"I'm hearing from UCLA, Stanford and UConn the most," Golper said. "But I get about 10 different letters a week from different schools.
"Cal, Georgia Tech, Washington, Vanderbilt, San Diego State and Minnesota are some of the schools I'm hearing from," Golper said. "UCLA and Stanford are up at the top right now. UConn is a close third with Washington.
The scouting report on Golper is he plays with a lot of heart and does whatever the coaches ask. He's very unselfish who puts the team first and will do whatever he can to help the team win.
Golper is a smart football player who is sure tackler. He's also a student of the game and goes the extra mile in the film room. He's has the coaching staff's respect and even gives some input to game plans.
Off the field Golper possesses integrity and has excellent leadership skills.
What is Golper looking for in a school?
"I would definitely want a good relationship with the coaches," Golper said. "If I'm going to be there for four years, I would want a comfort level and the coaches would be there for me if I need them.
"Academics will also be important," Golper said. "You never know if you're going to get an injury and if you do, you don't know if you will ever play again so a good degree will be something positive to fall back on.