WR Returns From PSU Visit

Terrell Golden, a wide-receiver from Lake Taylor HS in Virginia that impressed at Penn State's camp this summer, talks about his official visit to Happy Valley this weekend. Do the Nittany Lions lead?

Name: Terrell Golden
Position: WR, LB
Height: 6'3 1/2"
Weight: 205 pounds
40-yard dash:

4.32 (at Penn State's camp)

Bench Press: 270 pounds
School: Lake Taylor HS, Norfolk, VA

Terrell Golden, who caught 26 passes this year for 9 touchdowns and approximately 550 yards, took his first official visit this weekend, to Penn State.  Terrell attended a camp at Penn State during the summer, but this trip was his parents' first to Happy Valley.

"They really enjoyed it," Terrell said.  "They think it's a really good school."

Terrell apparently enjoyed it as well.

"It was great, it was really fun.  I met most of the team.  I like everybody.  I like the atmosphere.  We jelled very well, it was fun.

"Levi Brown was my host, but I didn't really stay with him per se the whole time.  I was with several other guys too: Michael Robinson, Tony Johnson, Bryant Johnson and also Larry Johnson.  We all hung out.

"Levi is from Norfolk.  I played against him my sophomore and junior years.  He's really good.  Their (Penn State's) strength program is really good up there.  He's gotten a lot faster and a lot stronger since the last time I saw him and he's going to be a force to be reckoned with."

Golden got the opportunity to talk to all of the Penn State coaches.

"They're only taking one [wide-receiver] this year.  They're just waiting on my decision.  I know they're taking 5 offensive linemen, 1 wide-receiver and a tight-end.

"Most of the time they run 3 or 4 wide.  One of the spots is going to be open because Bryant Johnson is leaving.  If I go in and prove myself, I should be able to go in and play, if I choose to go there.

"They're looking to spread the ball out because they have this running back coming in, one of the top in the nation, so you know, they start stretching the field and allow the running game to open up.  Once they start cheating up again, we can take it back downfield."

What would he rate the visit on a scale of 1 to 10?

"I'd say a 9, it was pretty good."

Is Penn State his leader?

"I don't know, it's pretty much neck and neck with them and Virginia Tech."

Golden is planning at least one more official visit.

"I have Virginia Tech and North Carolina State.  Tech is this weekend coming up and I'm not really sure on the date for NC State.  It was supposed to be sometime in January, but I haven't heard from them in a couple of weeks so maybe I won't be visiting them," he laughed.

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