Tarpon Springs High School in Florida got a big transfer coming into this season. Running back Adrian Golden, who broke the Pasco County season rushing record (2,514 rushing yards) last season at New Port Richey Gulf, is now a Sponger. And he's off to a blazing start, with over 400 yards rushing on only 24 carries. He has scored five touchdowns in two games.
"Actually, I am from Tarpon Spring and I really wanted to play here my senior year," Golden said. "My dad went to school here. Then, there were plenty of people that said I couldn't play ball in Pinellas County."
Golden, 5-9 and 190 pounds, credits his hot start to the way he approaches the game and the position mentally.
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"I have adjusted pretty quickly and I am playing with mindset that no one can stop me. I try and score on every play and I am running very hard. I mean I am giving second effort on each run and I just keep going."
Golden, who's very explosive and is so dangerous in the open field, has no scholarship offers at this time. Teams are still learning that he has changed high schools.
"I am really not hearing much from any new schools. I know I still have lots of stuff (mail) still going to Gulf. My coach is going to send out my film next week to a bunch of schools. I know before the move I was hearing from Florida, Iowa State, Bowling Green, Miami, FSU, Tennessee, and Miami.
"I would love to go to Miami and I would love to go to some games down there. I really like Miami over any school right now. I love how they use their running backs and they all play. That team is like a family. I think I can play there as a true freshman and earn time in their rotation."