Goldman is the top defensive tackle in the nation and the second-highest rated player in the class of 2012. He said he's down to 15 schools, but has trouble remembering all of them. He has visited Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina State and Virginia.
With so many suitors, the 6-foot-4, 310-pounder will be one of those elite prospects that can wait until signing day or later to announce his college decision. Most think he's understandably enjoying the process.
Why shouldn't he? He finally has a chance to leave this rough neighborhood behind and perhaps prepare himself for future football fortunes.
"That's a big motivation," Goldman said. "I just want something better, to get to do what I love and get myself and my mother in a better situation. I just want the opportunity. I have to make responsible decisions, work hard and I'll get there."
As a junior, he recorded 40 tackles, 5.5 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery. Has taken unofficial visits to Miami, West Virginia, and Virginia. Has camped at Penn State and Miami. Class of 2012 ESPNU 150 Watch List Recruit.