Arizona is Golden

The Wildcats are off to a very solid start to the recruiting season as they have already received two verbals from very good prospects. Quarterback Gerrell Robinson and JUCO Cornerback Clarence Ward are already on board and now number three is on board.

Fresno (CA) Edison Cornerback made the decision to officially throw his name in the Wildcats' hat today as he made the call and committed to the Arizona coaches, namely his lead recruiter.

"I called and committed to Coach (Tim) Kish," Golden told WildcatInsider.com right after making the call. "He was real excited and everything. He knew I was coming but he was still excited. Be is a great guy and a great coach and he is a part of why I am going to Arizona."

Kish wasn't the only coach that Robert got a chance to talk to as he told head coach Mike Stoops as well that he wanted to officially become a Wildcat.

"Coach Stoops was really happy too," he said. "He told me before that he expects me to come in right away and compete for Antoine's spot and that is what I am going to do."

While Golden has had many suitors for the past few months he admitted that he knew it was Arizona all along and finally, after talking to his high school coach, he decided to end things and make it official.

"When I talked to you the other day about this I said I wanted get it over with," Golden admitted to WildcatInsider.com. "I talked to my coach and everything and I decided that it was time to get it over with. Since I made my decision and since I told people I was going to announce today coaches have been coming by and calling and texting and it has been absolutely crazy around here. I am a Wildcat and I am done so now hopefully all of the calls and visits will slow down for me."

Golden joins a proud tradition of defensive backs that have been through Tucson and Golden knows all about that tradition. On his MySpace page he has a picture of himself standing in between current Wildcat Antoine Cason and former UA All-American and current Baltimore Raven All-Pro cornerback Chris McAllister.

"Ya that is a tight picture," he said laughing. "I am looking forward to following in their footsteps and I know I am as good as they are. You work hard and anything can happen. I look up to them and I respect them but I want to be better than them."

Golden, who is rated a four star prospect by Scout.com, is the third commitment for the Wildcats' 2008 recruiting class and is the second defensive back to commit.

Now that he is officially on board Robert said it is time for him to start recruiting other studs to come to Tucson with him.

"I am calling some kids and talking to them about coming to Arizona with me," he said. "I can't wait to get there and I am going to bring the best guys with me."

WildcatInsider.com will have more on Golden's commitment as well as an analysis of his skills from Scout.com West Coast Analyst Brandon Huffman who was in attendance at the Scout.com combine where Golden recently performed extremely well, again.


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