By this point it's pretty clear that Eddie Goldman will be ranked among the top prospects in the region, and perhaps nationally, whenever those rankings come out for the Class of 2012.
The 6-foot-4, 307-pound defensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate Academy is one of the most physically impressive line prospects in the country and he told Rivals.com on Sunday that he now has about "30 or 35" verbal scholarship offers from different schools around the nation.
His school's team is 6-2 on the year and in those eight games Goldman has recorded about 30 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and four sacks while helping to stuff the run.
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Goldman hasn't visited any colleges since the school year began but over the summer he was able to check out two of the schools he has some interest in.
"This summer I went to a camp at Penn State and I went to the University of Miami," Goldman said.
"At Penn State I didn't really get to tour everything but I saw the football center and the stuff like that. I thought it was pretty decent. It seemed good.
"Miami wasn't what I expected, but that's not a bad thing. I thought there would be a lot more students and there really wasn't. Not that many people go there, but that's good. If you go there the classrooms would be smaller."
Goldman said he is keeping his options open and does not have any current favorites, nor does he have any plans to visit any schools later this year or early next year.
He said he watches a little bit of college football when he gets the chance but hasn't been keeping up with how schools are doing too closely.
What kind of a factor will location be in his decision?
"I want to get away from home but I want to go somewhere where I can come back when I want to," he said.