6-4, 285 pounds, 5.2 seconds in the 40
Apex (NC) High School
Accomplishments: Golder fully recovered from a knee injury suffered last January and helped lead Apex into the playoffs this past season. He was a two-time all-conference selection.
Academics: Golder projects as an academic qualifier.
The Recruiting Scene: Golder had hoped for a NC State offer throughout the process and he was offered a scholarship after a few games into his senior season. Golder committed shortly after receiving the offer from NC State.
Scouting Report: "Offensive lineman Mike Golder from Apex (NC) High School recently committed to NC State after receiving an offer from Wolfpack DE coach Todd Stroud. Lining up at left tackle for Apex, it is easy to see the potential that intrigued the Pack coaching staff. Golder is explosive out of his stance and his technique is much better than one would expect from junior film. He tends to keep his pad level low but the thing that really impressed us is that Golder never stops on a play. He's always moving on the field and seemingly never quits until the play is over. Golder also shows the ability to pull and we think offensive guard may be a likely destination for him once in college.
"He does play a little stiff but there's no question Golder has the potential to be a big contributor to the Wolfpack offensive line after being given two or three years to mature. Since Apex doesn't pass the ball frequently, he will also need some time to hone his pass blocking skills." -- Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams
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