Sleeper cornerback Silas Goma (6-1, 190, 4.57) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian has received a huge stamp of approval from his head coach Bill Redell. The Oaks Christian head coach has a long history of putting his best players to the D-I level.
For the class of 2010 along Oaks Christian has at least six other players that are assured of a D-I scholie, Goma will make it seven.
"I thought Silas was a division one cornerback or I thought he had the potential to division one corner a year ago," Redell said. "He just never quite played up to it. Well this summer he played up to it."
"This guy is a division one corner," Redell said. "I think he's a UCLA , USC or Notre Dame type corner, but will he have an opportunity for those schools to see him enough where they will be able to pull the trigger and make an offer to him or not. That remains to be seen, but he's a definite Texas El Paso, UNLV, Utah or New Mexico State type of recruit."
"Silas is very tough, very aggressive and he can cover," Redell said. "He can make up ground if he gets beat. He has that type of ability."
Goma played behind a player who had D-I offers, but chose to attend Harvard instead in Brian Owusu.
"Silas is a quiet kid," Redell said. "He doesn't say much and tends to let his play do his talking. He's a decent student, he will be able to qualify so you won't have any trouble getting him into the school that ends up recruiting him and signing him.
"Like I said he's quiet kid, with good character," Redell said. "He's a very respectable kid and very coachable. He works hard in the weight room. He is really coming into his own and someone is going to land a very good football player.