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Posted at 12:10 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Friendship Collegiate’s Eddie Goldman pares down list to seven schools including Maryland

Eddie Goldman, shown working out at Friendship Collegiate in June, is one of the nation’s top recruits. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
Eddie Goldman, a senior lineman at Friendship Collegiate and widely considered one of the nation’s top college football recruits, has pared down his list of top college choices to seven, his coach said Thursday.

Goldman, who has offers from virtually every major Division I school in the country, is considering, in no particular order: Alabama, Auburn, California, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland and Miami, Friendship Collegiate Coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim said.

“Those are schools that he feels most comfortable with,” Abdul-Rahim said. “He feels comfortable with the staff and their situation. I think there are different reasons for different schools.”

Goldman, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman, has taken unofficial visits to all seven of the schools, Abdul-Rahim said.

Maryland stands as the most curious selection of the bunch, as it is the only local school in Goldman’s list and is also not a national recruiting powerhouse as the others.

Goldman hopes to take five official visits to colleges during the high school year, Abdul-Rahim said. And Goldman isn’t expected to make a decision prior to the first day players are allowed to sign in February.

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