Signing Day 2004: Cameron Goldberg

It seemed that Duke spent most of the year fighting and battling with recruiting opponents across the country. That was certainly the case when they fought off the Cal-Berkley Bears and Stanford Cardinal for one of Maryland's best lineman prospects.

"I am going to be a Blue Devil next year," said McDonough (MD) offensive lineman Cameron Goldberg. "I am really excited about going to Duke and what it will mean for me over the next few years."

Goldberg, a 6-foot-4 260 pound two way lineman, developed a reputation as a tenacious competitor whether he was trying to flatten on rushing defenders or breaking through the offensive line in hopes of earning another sack. That versatility is something he takes enormous pride in, though he's likely to be on the offensive side of things during his career in Durham.

"I play on both sides of the ball, but I'm being recruited to Duke to play on the offensive line. I like to hit people. I play right tackle right now, but we are not sure which tackle I will play."

Like most of his future teammates, Goldberg was blown away when he had a chance to sit down with new head coach Ted Roof for the first time after Roof was named coach.

"I really liked Coach Roof a lot. His getting the job meant a lot to me. I really liked the way he coaches and motivates. He is a real honest guy, and real into family. That means a lot to me. He's a competitor that wants to win."

Goldberg chose Duke over offers from California and Stanford. He was also being heavily recruited by Virginia.

Able to run the forty in 5.0 seconds, Goldberg says he expects to add weight to his frame before arriving at Duke next year.

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