Iowa NSD Profile: DE Chauncey Golston

Profiling and breaking down the latest signee, defensive end Chauncey Golston.

HOMETOWN: Detroit, Michigan (East English Village Prep)
POSITION: Defensive End
RANKING: Three-Star, #13 DE in Midwest, #71 DE in Country
SIZE: 6-5/235

RECRUITING STORY: He jumped on ship with his teammate Cedrick Lattimore, also of East English Village Prep in Detroit. They both netted offers from Iowa and picked the Hawkeyes together. That bond probably helped Iowa hold onto Lattimore when other Power 5 programs and Big Ten schools entered the mix. Golston selected Kirk Ferentz and Iowa over Cincinnati. 

EVALUATION: Golston is a long, athletic kid who can really run. He's raw and must continue to get stronger and develop himself as a pass rusher in terms of technique. He must also add the bulk necessary to play against the run. Golston is excellent in pursuit and could be a real steal as he develops in college. - Scout Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu

Golston is one of those prospects that you store away in the vault for a couple years, maybe three, and then he pops out of nowhere on the stage and everyone suddenly remembers him again. He's a project, plain and simple. He'll be a pass-rush specialist but he needs time in the weight room and in the lab. Golston needs to get stronger, add weight, and develop his repertoire of pass-rushing moves and learn how to play against the run. He's a high-ceiling, low floor type of player and someone the Hawkeyes staff usually has a lot of success with in terms of reaching that potential. Much of what he has you can't teach but there's a long way to go to learn everything else and get his body ready for Big Ten football. He can be a blur off the edge with a ton of length. - Hawkeye Insider Publisher Derek Young

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