Recruit Would Be Disappointed With No Offer

Based on his conversations with Coach Bankins, Golden anticipates an offer.

Senior Monte Golden from Northside High School in Jacksonville, N.C. said he would be disappointed if the Maryland Terrapins did not give him an offer based on the talks he has had with his recruiting coordinator Charles Bankins.

“I’m still talking to Coach Bankins about coming out for a game,” Golden, who is being recruited as a center but also plays defensive tackle at his high school, said.

The visit is not solidified yet, but will probably take place sometime in October. Maryland has their homecoming game against Wake Forest on October 30.

Golden said he has been keeping up with Maryland’s games this year and specifically mentioned viewing the victories against Navy (Sept. 6) and Florida International (Sept. 25).

“I’m watching the defensive line, the offensive line, how they come off the ball, how low they get and how many people get rotated in and out of the game,” he said. “They have a good rotation.”

While Golden plans on coming to College Park for a game, he also plans on making trips out to visit ECU, LSU, Georgia Tech and North Carolina.

“I’m interested in everybody right now; until I’ve made my decision I’m not counting anybody out,” he said.

Starting out his final high school season with a bang, Golden recorded big numbers on both offense and defense to open Northside’s first five games with three sacks, five forced fumbles, 37 tackles, two fumble recoveries and 21 pancakes. The team began 3-2.

“We’re looking pretty good,” he said. “We are a very young team with a bunch of things we need to fix, but I’m looking to take state.”

Even with his success on defense, the Terps are still recruiting him to play on the offensive line.

“They still want me at center,” Golden said. “I actually sent them some film of my recent games.”

Golden does not have a top five right now, but he tagged his interest in the Terrapins as “very high” and cited LSU as the team he has the most interest in so far. He visited Baton Rouge over the summer and had the opportunity to speak with LSU’s Head Coach Les Miles.

For now, he will have to play the waiting game until he receives the offers he is hoping to get. He said he is not sure when to expect an offer from Maryland.

“I hope it will be soon,” he said.

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