Goldson Back from Official Visit

<b>Dashon Goldson</b>, a 6-2, 185-pound safety prospect from Harbor City, California had a whirlwind weekend, first winning the LA City Invitational championship over Kennedy and then getting on a plane headed for Seattle for an official trip to the <b>University of Washington</b> with his parents.

"It was the first championship our school has ever had," Dashon told us about Narbonne's victory. He had a big part in the proceedings, taking a punt return to the house and also picking two passes along the way."

Dashon also went to Seattle with teammates Marcus O'Keith and Alex Potasi. "I got to Seattle about 6 O'Clock on Saturday night," he said. "I went to the hotel with my parents and then we went to the stadium for dinner. It was great. Man they fed us so much! It seems like they fed us every three hours."

It was at the James Center where Goldson experienced the highlight of the trip. "It was just so great seeing the lockers and everything. And then when we went to dinner they had our jerseys up there with our names and our numbers on them. That was just great."

After dinner, Goldson went out with his hosts to check out the town. "I was with Roc Alexander and Derrick Johnson," Dashon said. "They were really nice. They kept telling me how nice it is in Seattle and how quiet it is. They told me, 'You can come in as a freshman and play. If you come up here, you better be in shape to play."

Someone else who reiterated that theme was safeties coach Bobby Hauck. "I had a position ,meeting with him and he told me how their defense is and how the safeties play, how there is a lot of run support, almost like a linebacker. He said that's why they are recruiting me, because when they watched films of me they saw that I can really hit."

On Sunday, Goldson and the rest of the recruits hit Coach Neuheisel's house for the grand finale. "Man, he's got one big house," Goldson said with a laugh. "We had a nice big breakfast and I was able to talk to the coaches and academic advisors. It was great hearing about the academics and the tutors and all that's required for the athletes to do well in school."

Dashon was unsure if the coaches were going to offer a scholarship, but he's very much sure about what his response will be if offered. "They kept talking about it but they haven't officially offered me," he said. "If they do, I'm going to commit. My Dad liked the trip a lot. My parents both really like the fact that the staff acts as almost like a second family to the athletes."

Goldson has a trip set up for Kansas this coming weekend, but is unsure if he's going to take it. "I don't know if I will. My Dad wants me to cancel it. He wants me to take care of some academic stuff I need to do." Top Stories