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Eddie Goldman visits Alabama, enjoys trip

View Photo Gallery: The Friendship Collegiate senior, a 6-4, 315-pound lineman,has been pursued by nearly every top football program in the country.

Friendship Collegiate’s Eddie Goldman took his official visit to Alabama this weekend and enjoyed the trip, according to his father Eddie Muhammad. Goldman, one of the nation’s top recruits, was there for the Crimson Tide’s highly-anticipated game against No. 1 LSU and experienced the intensity of the rivalry.

“The game atmosphere was mad crazy,” Muhammad said. “Even before the game, the people in the streets, it’s a whole other planet down there.”

Goldman, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman, was there with several other top recruits that Alabama has been targeting. He got to spend time with them, meet current players, such as his host player, freshman linebacker Trey DePriest, and talk more with Alabama’s coaches. Goldman and six other top recruits and their families even ate breakfast at Coach Nick Saban’s house on Sunday morning.

Muhammad said he left with a good impression of Goldman’s recruiter, assistant head coach Sal Sunseri.

“Coach Sal was an unbelievably gracious host,” Muhammad said. “He did everything, a class act, A-plus, top notch. I think he’s an excellent teacher, too.”

Goldman also brought along his close friend, Quincy Dickens, a Friendship Collegiate senior offensive lineman, on the trip.

Muhammad said the game was great and that his son “liked the experience with the players.”

This was Goldman’s third trip to Alabama — he made two previous unofficial visits — and only his second official visit. The senior took a trip to Florida State on Sept. 17 to watch the Seminoles’ game against Oklahoma. A third official visit has yet to be scheduled.

Goldman’s list of seven finalists also includes Auburn, California, Clemson, Maryland and Miami.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.



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