Goldson sees future on horizon

Remember the name Dashon Goldson? You should. Once projected out to be a grayshirt candidate, Goldson's picked up the pace. Once football died down for the 6-2, 185-pound safety signee from Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, Dashon got down to business. Will he make it academically in time to enroll this fall at the University of Washington and fulfill a dream to play D1 football? It's looking a lot closer than originally thought.

"I'm doing fine," Goldson told Dawgman.com yesterday from his home. "I'm working out, getting ready for football this fall. I'm working on my 40 time." He estimates that his time will be in the 4.4-4.5 range when he eventually tests himself.

But his brain has been getting the biggest workout lately, as he's been hot after completing some classes he had difficulty with as a freshman. "I got 2 A's, a B and 2 C's right now," he said. "I'm making up a class I needed to from the 9th grade and I'm also taking a Spanish class too. It's a college level class but it's at the high school."

So it's all about the standarized test right now for Goldson. "Right now, I'm going to graduate with everybody else," he said. "All I need to do is pass my SAT or ACT test."

He just took an SAT and is getting ready for another shot June 1st. "I should know my score in about 6 or 7 weeks," Dashon said, referring to his outstanding score. "I took the test back on May 4th, I think." He'll be taking the ACT on June 8th, and is looking for an upgrade of one point on his composite to get the job done.

"I got a 16 last time I took it and I need a 17," he said. "I'm really hoping I get it, because there are a lot of guys on my team, like Marcus (O'Keith) who is going to Cal, Ronnie (Smith) who is going to Nebraska and Donnell (Wheaton) who is going to go to UNLV that are leaving. I don't want to be left behind. I know what I need to do and I'm almost there."

He's also been getting encouragement from the Husky coaching staff. "Coach (Cornell) Jackson came by my house a couple of weeks ago," Goldson said. "He was talking about how some of their safeties are hurt and that they really want me to qualify. He said that if I can get up there and learn the system quickly, I can be in the rotation."

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