Golden Opens Up Recruitment

Fresno (Calif.) Edison cornerback Robert Golden, the top-ranked cornerback in the west, has decommitted from Arizona and reopened his recruitment. He tells Scout.com what his next step is...

After giving Arizona a commitment in the spring, Fresno (Calif.) Edison cornerback Robert Golden had thought his recruitment was done.

But on Monday, Golden made it official that he was reopening his recruitment.

"I'm opening up my recruitment again and exploring all of my options," said Golden. "I'm not committed to Arizona anymore. I'm still interested in them, but I'm really considering all of my options."

Golden said a myriad of reasons played a role in his decision to decommit.

"With how their season is going, that was a part of it, and I want to get out there and explore the world, see what else is offered and take some trips before making the right decision."

So with Arizona no longer the owner of Golden's verbal, who are the schools he's looking at?

"Pretty much the Pac-10, Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Oregon State, USC and Washington. Fresno State is always an option if I plan on staying at home, but right now, its basically the Pac-10."

Golden said he finally came upon the decision after conferring with his parents and his coach this afternoon.

"I had a talk with my parents and my head coach and I'm pretty wide open. I want to see what's going on and see what's best for me," said Golden.

Last month, Golden took an official visit to Oregon and he said he would be taking all four of his remaining visits.

"I haven't set up another official visit yet, but I'm planning to do that now that I'm starting to tell all the coaches," said Golden.

The top-ranked cornerback in the West, Golden has been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio in January.


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