Focus '07: Canarsie WR

Wide receiver Chris Golding has emerged as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state of New York. At 6-foot-2, 200-pounds, he has the size that a lot of college coaches are looking for these days.

Chris Golding a wide receiver prospect from Canarsie High in Brooklyn, N.Y. is a prospect who has been flying low on the radar as far as the internet communities are concerned, but he is receiving an abundance of attention from college programs.

"Everything is going good," Golding said. "I am hearing from Temple, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Boston College, Buffalo and Syracuse. Since the evaluation period started most of the coaches have been coming into my school and watching me in the classroom and at practice. Pittsburgh was the most recent school in to see me."

Golding, who plays free safety in addition to playing receiver, believes that his offensive skills set him apart from the rest of the pack.

"I am mainly being recruited as a receiver," Golding explained. "I have good speed and strength. My ability to use my strengths allows me to separate from the defense."

Golding has also had the opportunity to tour some of the campuses that are on his list.

"I have visited the campuses of Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Buffalo on unofficial visits," Golding reported. "I had a pretty good time and I had the chance to tour the campuses. I liked what I saw at all three places."

Golding is also ready to impress some more people by hitting the camp circuit hard this summer.

"In June, I am going to camps at Pitt and Rutgers, and in July I will be going to camps at Buffalo and Syracuse," Golding reported.

As a junior, Golding made the move to receiver late in the season, but still managed to snag 13 receptions while scoring on seven of them. Golding was one of the select few underclassmen that earned All-City Honors.


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